A spiritualist, an insane asylum, a lost little girl . . .
When Clive, anxious to distract a depressed Henrietta, begs Sergeant Frank Davis for a case, he is assigned to investigating a seemingly boring affair: a spiritualist woman operating in an abandoned schoolhouse on the edge of town who is suspected of robbing people of their valuables. What begins as an open and shut case becomes more complicated, however, when Henrietta—much to Clive’s dismay—begins to believe the spiritualist’s strange ramblings.
Meanwhile, Elsie begs Clive and Henrietta to help her and the object of her budding love, Gunther, locate the whereabouts of one Liesel Klinkhammer, the German woman Gunther has traveled to America to find and the mother of the little girl, Anna, whom he has brought along with him. The search leads them to Dunning Asylum, where they discover some terrible truths about Liesel. When the child, Anna, is herself mistakenly admitted to the asylum after an epileptic fit, Clive and Henrietta return to Dunning to retrieve her. This time, however, Henrietta begins to suspect that something darker may be happening. When Clive doesn’t believe her, she decides to take matters into her own hands . . . with horrifying results.
A Child Lost… where do I begin book lovers? A Child Lost is undoubtedly a novel that should not be missed by anybody because the story that unfolds throughout it is genius, flawlessly written, and wildly entertaining! When I read the premise of A Child Lost, I knew instantly that it was a book I had to read as well as a book I would love, as I have already loved another book by the wonderful author Michelle Cox! So I was excited to read and get lost in A Child Lost and now that I have finished the book, I can say that I was not disappointed at all! As the story is sensational and worth a read!
A Child Lost is an incredible novel from the brilliant author Michelle Cox and will take its readers on a journey full of ups and downs and shocks galore. The reader in A Child Lost will meet Clive and Henrietta, who team up on a new case, a case of potential robbery. The assignment is to find out whether a spiritualist woman, providing services in an abandoned schoolhouse, is robbing people of their valuables. It should have been a simple case! But when Henrietta digs further into the investigation, she starts to believe the spiritualist’s bizarre beliefs/ramblings and this is where our story takes off-book lovers! And boy is it good!
The story of A Child Lost is an intriguing one and one that left me shocked at many points. I am not talking about a small amount of shock to book lovers but rather a massive shock because A Child Lost provides a host of them and they are big ones! The twists and turns and the numerous shocking moments throughout the story thrilled me from start to finish and kept me entertained and turning the pages with haste. It is tough for an author to keep their readers engaged, especially when writing a thriller/mystery, so the fact that Michelle Cox was able to do this and so effortlessly shows us that she is an incredible author whose work should not be missed.
Michelle Cox is an author who has written a fantastic story and come up with a brilliant plot. Cox from the very start sets the tone of the novel; she lets her readers know that this is going to be a dark and atmospheric book thanks to her literature, and wow was it! Cox is an exceptional writer because she grabs her reader’s attention from the start very quickly and keeps them engrossed until the end. There are no long build-ups that drag in A Child Lost; instead, the reader will be thrown into the thick of the story quickly, and the result of this is exciting (and slightly terrifying!).
Overall A Child Lost is a superb novel that has everything a reader would want in a story; it has a thrilling narrative, magnificent plot development, and excellent characterization that will thrill and excite its readers so of course, I have to award this impressive piece of literature five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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