If you can like a book and find it annoying at the same time – that’s what I did and the reason for my 3 out of 5 star rating of The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld.
Denfeld wrote a page-turner and, yes, the characters are interesting, but I found Naomi to be the only truly complex, real character. Every other was a struggle to relate to… which is alright in the fact that my experiences are vastly different to Denfeld’s characters, but as a reader you NEED to related to a novel’s cast or you don’t feel as invested.
I completely disagree with the sentiment that The Child Finder is a top book of the year or a thriller. The writing is nice and quick but in no way remarkable.
Our narrator, Naomi, is a young private investigator known in her field as ‘the child finder’ due to her unique talent of locating missing children. The reader follows Naomi through a few cases which seem to echo her own past in ways she hasn’t felt comfortable exploring previously.
While I enjoyed the Denfeld‘s book, I would recommend dozens of others before this.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars