THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING No Child of Mine TRILOGY
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What if you knew a child was in danger – and no one believed you?
Alex Lake’s day job is all about helping people, especially children. She cares about them passionately and does everything in her power to rescue them from those who mean them harm.
When the case of three-year-old Ottilie Wade comes to her attention, Alex feels an overpowering need to make a real difference in the little girl's life, but no one is prepared to believe that Ottilie is in danger.
In the end, Alex makes a decision that has consequences that no one, least of all Alex, could have foreseen.
In Lewis's new novel a relentless social worker assigns herself a mysterious case of a three-year old with a pedophilic father. After child-protective services in England receive multiple calls from an unidentified source concerning the welfare of a little girl, Alex Lake volunteers to investigate. But after discovering that the father, the deputy head of a local primary school, is less than willing to comply with requests to bring his daughter to a playgroup, schedule a pediatric appointment, and accompany his agoraphobic wife to a psychiatric evaluation, the signs of an abusive home emerge. Lake is forced to proceed with deep caution as she ousts the cunning headmaster. The novel is poorly written with unimaginative sentence structure. This is five-hundred pages of repetitive information that could have been trimmed down to fifty a novella disguised as a novel. The presentation is synthetic. Lewis has published a work filled with stock characters, a tale better suited for television drama.
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no child of mine
Stayed at holiday cottge and picked this book up. Not normally a reader but this book kept me wanting more. I look forward to the sequel
I was really getting into this book until it got uncomfortable to read. Not a fan.
Excellent read but distressing at times
Story quite distressing but excellently written. Couldn't put it down