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The Vanished Child - Sarah Smith
The Vanished Child
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New England, 1887. A millionaire is brutally murdered. The only witness, his young grandchild, mysteriously disappears . . . Eighteen years later, in Switzerland, a man with no memory is "recognized" as Richard Knight, the missing child. Thus begins a masterpiece of historical suspense, as one... show more
New England, 1887. A millionaire is brutally murdered. The only witness, his young grandchild, mysteriously disappears . . . Eighteen years later, in Switzerland, a man with no memory is "recognized" as Richard Knight, the missing child. Thus begins a masterpiece of historical suspense, as one man's obsession leads him toward a shattering truth--and to a killer, still at large. . . ."Stunning . . . Tells a grim tale of murder and duplicity in stately prose that subtly enhances the psychological horrors."--The New York Times Book Review"Has all the ingredients of a juicy novel: greed, suspicion, love, madness and amnesia. Sarah Smith pulls it all together with a rare talent for telling a complex story in beautifully simple language."--San Francisco Chronicle"[A] deliciously intriguing tale. . . An artful literary puzzler featuring the kind of thick period detail and narrative intricacy mastered by Charles Dickens. . . This one belongs on the permanent shelf."--The Philadelphia Inquirer
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345418050 (0345418050)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 420
Edition language: English
Series: Vanished Child (#1)
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3.5 The vanished child by Sarah Smith
I didn't know that this was a part of a series but whatever. I think that this book is a really good read. The characters are flawed, interesting and range in levels of complexity that vary from person to person. I think if you like mysteries you will like this book.
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
2.0
The premise for this story is that I should really enjoy it more. I am having a really difficult time getting into this book. I am not quite half-way through, so I am really hoping this changes~ ETA 04/06/2011~ I finished this book today and it didn't..so I would actually give it 2.5 stars
The Charcoal Burner
The Charcoal Burner rated it
5.0
All I can say about this book is - love love love it.
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