International Mystery Book Discussion: "Dear Child"

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Portage District Library
Long and Gourdneck Lake Rooms

Event Details

Join a lively book discussion of readers sleuthing their way around the world! For our July read, we will travel to Germany to discover the truth behind the reappearance of a girl who vanished without a trace more than a decade earlier. Title of the Month: Dear Child by Romy Hausmann. Copies of the book will be available at the Adult Information Desk about four weeks in advance while supplies last. 

Book Synopsis: A windowless shack in the woods. A dash to safety. But when a woman finally escapes her captor, the end of the story is only the beginning of her nightmare. She says her name is Lena. Lena, who disappeared without a trace 14  years prior. She fits the profile. She has the distinctive scar. But her family swears that she isn’t their Lena. The little girl who escaped the woods with her knows things she isn’t sharing, and Lena’s devastated father is trying to piece together details that don’t quite fit. Lena is desperate to begin again, but something tells her that her tormentor 
still wants to get back what belongs to him…and that she may not be able to truly escape until the whole truth about what happened in the woods finally emerges.

Event Type(s): Discussion Groups, All Adult Programs
Age Group(s): Adults
Katharyn Haas
(269) 585-8711 ext. 8711