Friday, 10 July 2015
The Lost and Found by Cat Clarke
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…
This is one of those books I do not want to say all that much about purely because I don't want to say too much and spoil it.
I have come to expect awesome things from a Cat Clarke Novel and this book was no exception. It is fast paced and kept me guessing through to the end.
I really liked the main character Faith as she comes to terms with the return of her big sister who was kidnapped years previously as a child and is returned to the family as a young adult. It was interesting seeing the two develop a relationship after Laurel's return after being missing so many years.
The role of the media in this book is interesting. It has a lot to say about they can both help and hinder situations in their wanting to get the story out there.
Special mention has to go to Michel Faith's step father and possibly the coolest step parent I have ever read about in a novel.I loved the relationship they are as all too often step parents are portrayed as almost evil and cast as a baddie of the piece.
All in all a book I really enjoyed and gobbled up with one greedy sitting. Fast paced and excited and definitely worth a look