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by Gilly MacMillan
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Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it 6 months ago
This book kept me reading. Well, parts of it. Other parts were eye-rollingly bad. The narrative framed as a direct recollection of events from Rachel (mother of missing boy) and from Jim (primary detective) were compelling. They felt authentic. The supposed psychiatric case notes were just awful. Ev...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 2 years ago
In this story, a child goes missing from the park while with his mother. It goes through all the process of trying to figure out what happened, who took him, if he's alive, etc. The reader witnesses the investigation, the family's perspective, the news and more. I did not figure out how it would ...
Dem rated it 3 years ago
I struggled with this book and perhaps I have read too many novels lately about missing children. I made the mistake of listening to this one on audio and its not that the narrator was bad but the book seemed to drag on forever and as an audio book it just didn't work for me. I didn't find this nov...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it 3 years ago
For a thriller about an abducted child I thought this was mostly boring. It does a good job with characterization but beyond that I lost interest. It takes place in only a few weeks and is not nearly as heart pounding as I had hoped. Rachel takes her son for a walk in the woods, just like any oth...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 3 years ago
This book reels you in right from the beginning. The story is every mother’s worse nightmare. A single mother takes her precious eight-year-old son to the park for a walk with the family dog. She gives him an ounce of independence and lets him walk ahead to get to a swing in the park. He’s only out ...
JDCMustReadBooks rated it 3 years ago
By: Gilly Macmillan ISBN: 006244462X Publisher: Harper Audio Publication Date:12/1/2015 Format: Audio My Rating: 4 Stars Gilly MacMillan delivers a gripping psychological domestic suspense debut, WHAT SHE KNEW —A parent’s worst fear and nightmare- a missing child. Rachel Jenner and her eight-y...
FictionZeal rated it 3 years ago
Of course, no one wants to stifle their eight-year-old son from enjoying life; from exploring. But, one misstep in a parent’s judgement can forever change a family’s life. Rachel Jenner allowed Ben to run ahead – just a bit. But by the time she reached the swings where they were supposed to recon...
debbiekrenzer rated it 3 years ago
5 Stars! #WhatSheKnew @WmMorrowBks @GillyMacmillan Rachael is a divorced photographer and she and her son, Ben, are in the woods not unlike any other Sunday. Ben asks if he can run ahead to the swings. She says sure. When she reaches the swings, Ben is gone. Nowhere to be found.This is a story of...
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