5 snowy stars for the Child Finder and the Snow Girl ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight years old now—if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someone took her, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. Known to the police and a select group of parents as The Child Finder, Naomi is their last hope.
Naomi’s methodical search takes her deep into the icy, mysterious forest in the Pacific Northwest, and into her own fragmented past. She understands children like Madison because once upon a time, she was a lost girl too.
As Naomi relentlessly pursues and slowly uncovers the truth behind Madison’s disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce the defenses that have protected her, reminding her of a terrible loss she feels but cannot remember. If she finds Madison, will Naomi ultimately unlock the secrets of her own life?
WOW WOW WOW!!! This book was simply STUNNING!!!
This book is definitely on my top Reads of 2017.
Rene Denfeld did not just tell you a story with this book she made you feel the story…. you felt Naomi‘s strength and inner struggles…. you felt Madison’s fortitude and innocence…. you felt the parents pain and hope…. you felt the cold and barren landscape….
Naomi had a troubled past and it is now her calling in life to find lost children…. Naomi and I probably have very little in common, but she was so relatable and so likable, I just felt as though I always knew where she was coming from (even though I’ve never been there myself)…. I want to give major props to the fact that she had a wonderful foster mother…. so often in books foster parents are villainized…. it was so nice and refreshing to see a foster parent portrayed in a positive light…. Jerome, Naomi‘s love interest (kind of) was also quite the amazing guy! I need to find me a Jerome (although I’d probably walk right by him)….
Madison theSnow Girl was quite a remarkable little girl…. I really loved that Rene Denfeld gave her a voice…. her point of view was so compelling and real….. truth be told sometimes it was tough to read….
The star on the top of the tree for me (because it is Christmas time) was those magnificent FairyTales…. it just added the perfect amount of charm to this book filled with such dark subject matter ….
I strongly recommend this book! And I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
🎧🎧🎧 The audiobook was narrated by Alyssa Bresnaham she gave the perfect voice to both Naomi and Madison… she also did a wonderful job with all the male voices… I will give her narration five stunning stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟