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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Vanished Child









The Vanished Child
What would you do if you discovered you had a brother you never knew existed?
On her deathbed, Freda Duckworth confesses to giving birth to an illegitimate child in 1944 and temporarily placing him in a children's home. She returned later but he had vanished. 
What happened to the child? Why did he disappear? Where did he go? 
Jayne Sinclair, genealogical investigator, is faced with lies, secrets, and one of the most shameful episodes in recent history as she attempts to uncover the truth.
Can she find the vanished child?
This book is the fourth in the Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery series, but can be read as a standalone
Every childhood lasts a lifetime.
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What I Thought:
The plot of this story was very intriguing, but I found he writing style very hard to follow. The author is a very good author but as he is British, he wrote using British terms and sayings that I am not really familiar with. As for the story itself, it was very intriguing. Jayne is a genealogical investigator, something I am not familiar with at all, and she is approached by her step mother to help locate a long lost brother. This story was based on true events of British orphans being relocated to Australia and the brutal treatments the endured. I thought this was a fascinating read and was not what I am used to reading. There are more stories int his series, but this book can be read as a stand alone and even though it is a series, I was not lost. The author did a very good job describing the characters and the locations. If not for the writing language this would have been a fast-paced page turner.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.




Author Bio Martin has spent most of his adult life writing in one form or another. As a University researcher in history, he wrote pages of notes on reams of obscure topics. As a social worker with Vietnamese refugees, he wrote memoranda. And, as the creative director of an advertising agency, he has written print and press ads, tv commercials, short films and innumerable backs of cornflake packets and hotel websites.
He has spent 25 years of his life working outside the North of England. In London, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Bangkok and Shanghai, winning awards from Cannes, One Show, D&AD, New York and London Festivals, and the United Nations.
When he's not writing, he splits his time between the UK and Asia, taking pleasure in playing with his daughter, researching his family history, single-handedly solving the problem of the French wine lake and wishing he were George Clooney.
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