Review From User :
Wow! This was a great read with a high enjoyment factor for me. Norma, thank you so much for telling me about this one and recommending it as my next T. Greenwood read!
Tess is visiting friends when she comes across a little girl who runs off into the woods. It is dark and although Tess tries to find her, she is not successful. She calls the police and an investigation is launched with search vehicles, search dogs, and search parties. No-one is able to spot the little girl or any sign of her and Tess comes under suspicion of generating a hoax.
That is the basic premise but there are so many more layers to this story, and so much going on that it reads like a fast-paced suspense novel. There are many passages throughout this book that had me on the edge of my seat and had me wondering how or if I would do anything differently if I were Tess.
The roadblocks she faces are insurmountable boulders and she finds the only way around or through them that is open to her. Despite what the police say, she saw what she saw and she is not giving up on finding that little girl - even when she is aware that she may be endangering herself.
This is the third book I have read by T. Greenwood and her literary skills really shine. I could not make up my mind if this was just great literature or a terrifically written suspense story. I had to settle with both, which is also why I gave it 5 Stars and a high recommendation. I look forward to reading more of T. Greenwood's novels later this year!
In her page-turning new novel, T. Greenwood follows one woman’s journey through heartbreak and loss to courage and resolve, as she searches for the truth about a missing child.
Eight years ago, Tess and Jake were considered a power couple of the New York publishing world–happy, in love, planning a family. Failed fertility treatments and a heartbreaking attempt at adoption have fractured their marriage and left Tess edgy and adrift. A visit to friends in rural Vermont throws Tess’s world into further chaos when she sees a young, half-dressed child in the middle of the road, who then runs into the woods like a frightened deer.
The entire town begins searching for the little girl. But there are no sightings, no other witnesses, no reports of missing children. As local police and Jake point out, Tess’s imagination has played her false before. And yet Tess is compelled to keep looking, not only to save the little girl she can’t forget but to salvage her broken heart as well.
Blending her trademark lyrical prose with a superbly crafted and suspenseful narrative, Where I Lost Her is a gripping, haunting novel from a remarkable storyteller.