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The Butterfly Girl

by Rene Denfeld

The Butterfly Girl Synopsis

Naomi Cottle is an investigator who finds missing children. But the one child she has never been able to find is her sister. The two were abducted when they were very young but only Naomi managed to escape. Now, twenty years later, there is at long last a clue that her sister might still be alive. Celia is a street child. Her life is tough and she has seen more things that any child should. But the local librarian turns a blind eye when she goes there almost every day to gaze at her favourite book, where she escapes, through her imagination, into a world of wheeling, colourful butterflies. However someone is watching Celia. Street children have been going missing and the town has been turning a blind eye. It is only when Naomi turns up, looking for her sister, that they find someone who will listen to them. And someone who might give them hope.

The Butterfly Girl Press Reviews

Denfeld lived on the streets herself as a child, and some of the most vivid passages are based on her memories. In an atmosphere of dread, the novel leads to a climax that exposes decades of murder and abuse * The Times * There is a beautifully plangent, poetic quality to Denfeld's depiction of a world that she knows all too well * Sunday Express * Reminds us that storytelling remains one of the most powerful means we have of confronting our darkest human impulses, and sometimes overcoming them * Washington Post * Vivid * SUNDAY TIMES * There is a beautifully plangent, poetic quality to her depiction of a world that she knows all too well. * SUNDAY EXPRESS * Equal parts chilling, tragic and hopeful, Rene Denfeld's new novel combines her haunting, lyrical prose with a page-turning and harrowing mystery, putting The Butterfly Girl into a league of its own. Fans of The Child Finder will devour this. -- Mary Kubica, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Good Girl Equal parts chilling, tragic and hopeful, Rene Denfeld's new novel combines her haunting, lyrical prose with a page-turning and harrowing mystery, putting The Butterfly Girl into a league of its own. Fans of The Child Finder will devour this -- Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl The Butterfly Girl is a beautiful and very moving novel about lost souls. This heart-stopping thriller left me breathless -- Shari Lapena, author of 'The Couple Next Door' A heart-breaking, finger gnawing and yet ultimately hopeful novel by the amazing Rene Denfeld -- Margaret Atwood

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474607605
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Rene Denfeld
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Rene Denfeld

Rene Denfeld is a death penalty investigator and the author of the novel THE ENCHANTED, as well as three non-fiction books, including the international bestseller, THE NEW VICTORIANS. She has written for numerous publications, including the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her three children, all adopted from foster care. In addition to working with death row clients, Ms. Denfeld volunteers with at-risk youth and in foster adoption advocacy. http://renedenfeld.com/

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