On a foggy September day in 1970, six-year-old Jens Davidsson leaves his house, climbs over a wall and disappears. Popular opinion is that he wandered down to the sea and drowned. This opinion is not shared by the boy’s mother and grandfather, each for their own reasons. 20 years later, it appears that they were right when the grandfather receives a package in the mail, a package that contains a little boy’s sandal.
The novel moves from present to past, telling us the history of a man some suspect as the killer and some believe has been dead at least 10 years before the boy disappeared. As the grandfather gets closer to the truth of what happened, his daughter renews her relationship with him, comes to grips with the disappearance of her son and both discover that some people are not at all what they appear to be.
The pace of this novel is good, a good foundation is laid with the characters and in true suspense thriller fashion, the ending is a twist.
I recommend this book.
I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES.
I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes.
I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads..
I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet.
And last but not least. I love the Yankees.
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