No Child of Mine

No Child of Mine

A Novel

Paperback - 2013
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From internationally bestselling British author Susan Lewis comes an unflinching, thoroughly suspenseful novel--perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult--about the darkest secrets a family can hide.

Alex Lake's life is centered on helping people. Her job as a social worker in a British seaside town is more than a career: It's the very essence of who she is. And though there are frustrations, Alex takes to heart the rewards of placing a child in a safe and loving home. But when she encounters three-year-old Ottilie Wade, Alex is completely unprepared for the effect the sweet, shy little girl has on her. Though on the surface Ottilie seems to want for nothing--she's perfectly healthy and lives in a very nice home--she's mysteriously silent and asocial. Alex knows that something is not right in the Wade house. And the deeper she looks into the case, the more Alex comes to feel that she and Ottilie are being drawn together by fate.

As disturbing evidence mounts and Alex's superiors seem unwilling to help, Alex knows she will have to risk everything--her job and the life she loves--to save Ottilie. But Alex will also have to wrestle the demons of her own past before she can secure a future for this child in need.

Praise for No Child of Mine

"Spellbinding . . . The atmosphere grows more intense with the turn of each page, right up to the dramatic climax." --Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

"Susan Lewis's storyline is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. . . . Susan writes with sensitivity, compassion and hope." --Fresh Fiction

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Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, c2013.
Edition: Ballantine books trade paperback ed.
ISBN: 9780345547750
Characteristics: 549 p. ; 21 cm.


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Aug 25, 2015

i enjoyed the story line i thought what happened was so cool

Jul 31, 2014

Couldn't put it down and read right through the night! What a gifted storyteller. Child protection isn't even a general interest of mine. I have ordered the sequel and hope it's as good. I guess publishers weekly doesn't realize the amount of paperwork and involvement that social workers need to do before intervention can occur. I did not find it repetitive or poorly written at all.


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