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The Child Finder

Rene Denfeld

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery

Naomi finds missing children, that's what she does. The snow girl is waiting to be found. But will Naomi find out the truth in time? From the author of THE ENCHANTED, a novel as unsettling as LULLABY or ROOM, and as beautifully written as THE LOVELY BONES or HISTORY OF WOLVES

"What were you running from, then?" she had asked.
"Monsters," was all that Naomi could remember.

Naomi Cotter has been running all her life. But now she has a purpose. She finds missing children. When the police have stopped searching, and the press have moved on, Naomi is the one person parents can turn to.

Somewhere out in the woods, the Snow Child is waiting. She doesn't know who she is any more and her past life seems like a dream. But she is laying a trail so that someone out there can find her . . .

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Praise for The Child Finder

  • Poetic... Redemptive... Unflinching - FINANCIAL TIMES

  • Rene Denfeld has a gift for shining bright light in dark places. The Child Finder is a gorgeous, haunting gem of a novel. Raw and real yet wrapped in a fairy tale, as lovely and as chilling as the snow

  • A darkly luminous story of resilience and the deeply human instinct for survival, for love. Blending the magical thinking of childhood, of fairy tales, dreams, memories and nightmares, The Child Finder is a terrifying and ultimately uplifting novel that demands to be consumed and then once inside you - lingers...

  • A moving tale of resilience and hope in the face of the worst of humanity - DAILY EXPRESS

  • A truly mesmerising and deeply moving story - HEAT

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Rene Denfeld

Rene Denfeld is a death penalty investigator and the author of the novel THE ENCHANTED, as well as three non-fiction books, including the international bestseller, THE NEW VICTORIANS. She has written for numerous publications, including the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her three children, all adopted from foster care. In addition to working with death row clients, Ms. Denfeld volunteers with at-risk youth and in foster adoption advocacy.

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