My Mini Thoughts

This book has been compared to Room by Emma Donoghue, and I would have to agree.

Years ago Lena goes missing on the way home from a party.  Her parents never gave up hope of finding her alive.  You can imagine how estatic they are when they receive the call that they may have found their missing daughter.  Is it really her or someone pretending to be her?

Unpopular opinion here.  While this story had its moments with a few good twists it was not for me.  We find out early on that it’s not Lena so I liked the mystery of finding out what happened to her and who the mystery woman is.

The story did pick up for me in the end but overall this just wasn’t for me, but it may be for you!  Dear Child comes out tomorrow!

Book Rating: 3/5

Wine Pairing: Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon


Goodreads Synopsis

In a windowless shack in the woods, Lena’s life and that of her two children follows the rules set by their captor, the father: Meals, bathroom visits, study time are strictly scheduled and meticulously observed. He protects his family from the dangers lurking in the outside world and makes sure that his children will always have a mother to look after them.

One day Lena manages to flee–but the nightmare continues. It seems as if her tormentor wants to get back what belongs to him. And then there is the question whether she really is the woman called “Lena,” who disappeared without a trace 14 years ago. The police and Lena’s family are all desperately trying to piece together a puzzle which doesn’t quite seem to fit.