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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

His Kidnapper's Shoes by Maggi James

Sad but not an uncommon tale. A baby kidnapped and brought up by a woman who conveniently forgets the kidnapping and in her mind he is her son.

In this case however there is unknown to the mother physical and sexual abuse by the stepfather and at the back of his mind Daniel knows that something is not quite right with his memories. He does not shrug it off like anyone else but he pursues it. memories of a young child of four and memories of two women totally unlike his mother. This is the beginning of the mystery he tries to unravel and unravel it does.

Having being forced to live a lie, Daniel now has to begin to process who he is, assimilate into a new family and by a strange coincidence lose the love of his life who just so happens to be a close relation. This was the only feature I found a bit too slick but the general book was an excellent read into the vagaries of human nature and what we would or won't do to satisfy simple human needs. Even to the detriment of everyone else, humans can be appallingly selfish.

The book was sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review courtesy of Lake Union Publishing.