The Child Garden

The Child Garden

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"Eden was its name. "An alternative school for happy children." But it closed in disgrace after a student's suicide. Now it's a care home, its grounds neglected and overgrown. Gloria Harkness is its only neighbor, staying close to her son who lives there in the home, lighting up her life and breaking her heart each day. When a childhood friend turns up at her door, Gloria doesn't hesitate before asking him in. He claims a girl from Eden is stalking him and has goaded him into meeting her at the site of the suicide. Only then, the dead begin to speak--it was murder, they say. Gloria is in over her head before she can help it. Her loneliness, her loyalty, and her all-consuming love for her son lead her into the heart of a dark secret that threatens everything she lives for" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, ©2015
ISBN: 9780738745497
Branch Call Number: MCPHERS
Characteristics: xiv, 292 pages ; 21 cm

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MsJoann Dec 13, 2016

Fans of Girl on the Train may enjoy this title. Lots of twists and turns, likeable and not-so-likeable characters, desolate landscapes. All the makings of a good mystery.

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Pisinga
Oct 11, 2016

In this book, little that is clear, for example, why the main character goes in the investigation after sudden appearance at the threshold of her house of one of her former classmate, whom she had not seen for more than twenty years. Still the read was interesting enough. The ending I didn’t like. It was like in so many films, the feeling that you already have repeatedly seen this.

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pitkerro
Feb 17, 2016

Liked this one best so far.

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