Tuesday, August 29, 2017

99 Red Balloons by Elisabeth Carpenter

Grace was coming home from school with her friends.  They stopped at the sweet shop for a treat.  Grace went in and came out but she never made it back home...

Avon Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 26th.

The tale of the present missing girl is very similar to another case that happened twenty-five years ago.  Another family lost a little girl who was kidnapped.  While it seems impossible, these two cases are related to each other.

There's no end of trauma and heartbreak involved in this case.  Losing a child is one of the worst things that can happen to parent.  As time goes on, secrets come out that cause more problems.  Friends and family grow further apart.  And the child still hasn't been found.

The story started with a mother who wanted to replace the child she lost in an accident.  She was willing to pay for her.  As life goes on, what she has done puts two separate families in trouble. Not everything was her fault but most of it was.  In the end, the survivors will have to work on getting their lives back and moving on.  It does sound like they'll make it.  I hope so, no one deserves that sorrow in their lives.

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