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BOOK TOUR: A Child Lost by Michelle Cox

Book Info

BOOK DETAILS: Series Title: A CHILD LOST (A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel #5) by Michelle Cox

Category: Adult Fiction (18+)

Genre: Historical Mystery

Publisher: She Writes Press

USA & Canada Tour dates: April 14 to May 11, 2020

Content Rating: R: My book is rated R for 2 sex scenes that are somewhat explicit but which are tastefully done. There is periodic swearing (not excessive), but no violence.

BOOK DESCRIPTION: A spiritualist, an insane asylum, a lost little girl . . . When Clive, anxious to distract a depressed Henrietta, begs Sergeant Frank Davis for a case, he is assigned to investigating a seemingly boring affair: a spiritualist woman operating in an abandoned schoolhouse on the edge of town who is suspected of robbing people of their valuables. What begins as an open and shut case becomes more complicated, however, when Henrietta―much to Clive’s dismay―begins to believe the spiritualist's strange ramblings. Meanwhile, Elsie begs Clive and Henrietta to help her and the object of her budding love, Gunther, locate the whereabouts of one Liesel Klinkhammer, the German woman Gunther has traveled to America to find and the mother of the little girl, Anna, whom he has brought along with him. The search leads them to Dunning Asylum, where they discover some terrible truths about Liesel. When the child, Anna, is herself mistakenly admitted to the asylum after an epileptic fit, Clive and Henrietta return to Dunning to retrieve her. This time, however, Henrietta begins to suspect that something darker may be happening. When Clive doesn’t believe her, she decides to take matters into her own hands . . . with horrifying results.

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MEET THE AUTHOR: Michelle Cox is the author of the multiple award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series as well as "Novel Notes of Local Lore," a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago's forgotten residents. She suspects she may have once lived in the 1930s and, having yet to discover a handy time machine lying around, has resorted to writing about the era as a way of getting herself back there. Coincidentally, her books have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and many others, so she might be on to something. Unbeknownst to most, Michelle hoards board games she doesn't have time to play and is, not surprisingly, addicted to period dramas and big band music. Also marmalade.

Connect with the Author: website ~ facebook ~ twitter ~ instagram ~ goodreads

My Review

For someone who hasn’t read the first few books in this series, my expectation for this book was quite nerve-racking. Fortunately, I was wrong! A Child Lost can be read as a stand-alone too. Cox didn’t make the characters confusing and there was always a quick summary to catch me up. Based on 1930-40s Chicago, A Child Lost is filled to the brim with rich details and a thrill of a mystery. Not only was it suspenseful and wild, it was also addicting and interesting to read. I truly enjoyed learning about each and every character. I think Cox went really thoughtful into the base of the book’s plot because, you know what, this is a frickin’ masterpiece. I don’t think I’ve read anything like this before. So, I can’t wait to see what else Cox has planned for this series. Or maybe a better choice is to read the first few books before I get too crazy... All in all, I would highly recommend this to any mystery-romance fan!

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3205369696?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1