2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 8 books toward her goal of 37 books.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

REVIEW For Stolen Child

Thank you to the wonderful people at HarperCollins UK for sending me a copy of this book.

TITLE:              Stolen Child

AUTHOR:        Laura Elliot

GENRE:           Fiction

RATING:          4 Stars

To be completely honest, Stolen Child is not usually my type of read- however, I found the storyline compelling enough to attempt to read the book and I am so happy that I did.

Stolen Child is about a young couple who has it all, until their newborn is kidnapped. What follows is a hearbreaking story of how two people who love each other and their child can slowly disintegrate - without ever finding the strength to turn to each other. Rather, both parents decide to cope with their loss in their own, isolated way - which eventually rips them apart.

We also meet a second couple - who finally managed to get the baby they have ever wanted, but, as karma so often does, we find that life will quickly turn around and make sure that destiny and fate continue to run the show.

The result is an absolutely difficult and heartwrenching book. I found myself bawling, more than once, which is something I hate in a book. However, I found the book so compelling that I could not remove myself from the storyline.

This is not for the faint of heart - it is sad and, at times, downright difficult to read - however, the prose, the plotline and the inner goodness of the main characters redeem this book totally.


Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh no, Don't know if I could read this.
I hate books about Abducted children, they are the saddest! I just end up crying through the whole thing. There are some things that you just can't read about, ya know?

Did you ever see the movie "Ransom"? with Mel Gibson, that is the saddest movie!

bermudaonion said...

Sounds like a thought provoking book. It's so true that tragedy will tear families apart rather than pulling them together.

Anonymous said...

I read this recently, and quite liked it, too!

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