Thursday, 2 July 2015

Review: The Lost and the Found

The Lost and the Found
Publication Date: July 2nd 2015 by
Publisher: Quercus Childrens
~A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review~

When six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger sister. Faith’s childhood was dominated by Laurel’s disappearance – from her parents’ broken marriage and the constant media attention to dealing with so-called friends who only ever wanted to talk about her sister.
Thirteen years later, a young woman is found in the garden of the Logans’ old house, disorientated and clutching the teddy bear Laurel was last seen with. Laurel is home at last, safe and sound. Faith always dreamed of getting her sister back, without ever truly believing it would happen. But a disturbing series of events leaves Faith increasingly isolated and paranoid, and before long she begins to wonder if everything that’s lost can be found again…

I've read a few of Cat Clarkes now, and know what I love about them? The way Cat Clarke takes touchy subjects and writes them honestly, realistically, and always has a voice that is easy to get into, and it's no different with The Lost and the Found.

The Lost and the Found tackles the tough subject of child abduction. If you watch the news or read newspapers or really anything, you should have heard of a few famous cases throughout the years, some that are still open and some that are, for all intents and purposes, Cold Cases. Or ones that didn't end well. On the outside, The Lost and the Found is a story that every family wants to hear, that their child has been found and safe. On the inside, The Lost and the Found is anything but.