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A Child Lost Book by Michelle Cox

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Series Title A CHILD LOST (A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel #5) by Michelle Cox
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+)
Genre Historical Mystery
Publisher She Writes Press
Release dates:   April 2020
Content Rating: R:
My book is rated R for 2 sex scenes that are somewhat explicit but which are tastefully done. There is periodic swearing (not excessive), but no violence.


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.

I rated this book 4 ****'s 

An emotional book about unselfish love and a kind-heart.

I almost cried while reading this book. I am not a crier but it will take me a book when that happens. This book almost got me in tears. It is a very emotional book that will teach you about unselfish love and kind-hearts people to help solved a mystery.

It is a beautiful story of immigrant to have a better life in America. You will do everything to survive and fits in even life sometimes is not fair.

The endless love of a couple and loved for sibling to help find a closure to help a child is breathtaking to read. This book is such a beautiful read. I enjoyed reading it. My favorite character is Elise. She is not only beautiful outside but her heart is gold. I loved her and she is very inspirational.


Michelle Cox is the author of the multiple award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series as well as "Novel Notes of Local Lore," a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago's forgotten residents. She suspects she may have once lived in the 1930s and, having yet to discover a handy time machine lying around, has resorted to writing about the era as a way of getting herself back there. Coincidentally, her books have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and many others, so she might be on to something. Unbeknownst to most, Michelle hoards board games she doesn't have time to play and is, not surprisingly, addicted to period dramas and big band music. Also marmalade.

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Lauren Carr said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful read.

Michelle Cox said...

Thank you so very much for this lovely review, Jessy! I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed the book! Excited to have been featured by you!