The Sweet Relief of Missing Children

The Sweet Relief of Missing Children

Book - 2011
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Two seemingly separate stories from different points in time interconnect and provide clues to the disappearance of a missing New York City girl.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Co., c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393076592
0393076598
Branch Call Number: FIC/BRAUNSTEIN
Characteristics: 363 p. ; 22 cm.

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SeikasHaven
Jul 25, 2011

I waited a long time for this hold to come in and I was not impressed. It was well-written and I liked the way the characters' lives were intertwined but it was DARK. I felt like everyone was too messed up, too perverse and dark. I didn't love any of the characters so I didn't enjoy it.

LauraADPPL May 14, 2011

Beautifully written, interesting characters, but a bit diffuse: you felt like the author didn't quite know how to conclude the book.

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shawnsev
Mar 17, 2011

After finishing this book I'm a bit torn. I enjoyed reading it but the more I reflect on it I realize the plot could be summed up in two words: Bad Mothers. The only mom who isn't ungrateful, whiny and unhappy has her daughter kidnapped. The characters are intriguing but largely unlikeable. I'll be curious to read other feedback!

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