The Child Finder
Naomi Cottle finds missing children. When the police have given up their search and an investigation stalls, families call her. She possesses a rare, intuitive sense, born out of her own harrowing experience that allows her to succeed when others have failed. Young Madison Culver has been missing for three years. She vanished on a family trip to the mountainous forests of Oregon, where they'd gone to cut down a tree for Christmas. Soon after she disappeared, blizzards swept the region and the authorities presumed she died from exposure. But Naomi knows that Madison isn't dead. Can she find the child - and also find out why this particular case is stirring the shadows of her own memories? Could her future be bound to this girl in a way she doesn't understand?
Naomi finds missing children, that's just what she does. The snow girl is waiting to be found. But this case opens an uncomfortable window onto her past. From the author of The Enchanted, an utterly compelling novel for fans of Room and The Lovely Bones
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 -- Erin Morgenstern, NYT bestselling author of THE NIGHT CIRCUS 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.M. Homes, author of MAY WE BE FORGIVEN
Rene Denfeld is the bestselling author of The Enchanted, which was longlisted for the 2015 Impac Prize, won the 2014 Prix du Premier Prize - one of France's most prestigious literary awards - as well as being cited for numerous other literary honours, including an ALA Medal for Excellence. In addition to working with death row inmates as a licensed investigator, Rene has worked with sex trafficking victims, and volunteers in foster adoption advocacy. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her three children, all adopted from foster care. http://renedenfeld.com/