It’s been awhile since I’ve posted to booktube, so I got my butt in gear and filmed another review full of ‘ums’ for you all to cringe through*. The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld is everywhere right now, I believe it’s currently at the top of the Canadian bestseller list, and I recall seeing a fellow book blogger get her nails done in the same motif as the book cover (not my cup of tea, I usually go with pastels or sparkles, but that’s another blog post entirely). So here I am in all my glory, with my unwashed hair that I’m well-known for, chatting about this book.
I really enjoyed reading The Child Finder, but my god is it dark. It deals with some pretty heavy issues, which are only compounded if you are a parent, because child abuse and mistreatment is at the heart of this story. But, as I mentioned in my video, there is a ray of hope that shines through this narrative, and the possibility of rehabilitation for these innocent victims is suggested in various ways throughout the novel.
I’m lucky enough to be interviewing Denfeld, along with Gilly Macmillan and Mel McGrath as part of the Killer Crime Club event on October 26 at 7pm, at Chapters Macleod Trail here in Calgary. I’ve got some giveaways and interviews leading up to and after that event, so keep checking in if you’re interested in edge-of-your-seat thrillers like these!
*I’m going to get a good camera soon, promise.