Friday, September 7, 2012

Review: Finding Emma by Steena Holmes

Finding Emma by Steena Holmes
Pages: 265 
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  Megan sees her daughter Emma everywhere. She's the little girl standing in the supermarket, the child waiting for the swings at the playground, the girl with ice cream dripping down her face. But it's never Emma.

Emma's been missing for two years.

Unable to handle the constant heartache of all the false sightings, Megan's husband threatens to walk away unless Megan can agree to accept Emma is gone. Megan's life and marriage is crumbling all around her and she realizes she may have to do the thing she dreads most: move on.

When Megan takes a photo of a little girl with an elderly couple at the town fair, she believes it to be her missing daughter. Unable to let go, she sets in motion a sequence of events that could destroy both families lives.

Kritters Thoughts:  There may be quite a few books about missing children, but this book tugged at my heart strings and made me think twice about missing children and the different outcomes that could occur from this tragedy.  Megan is a mom of three children, two live currently under her roof and one has been missing for two long years.  The book begins with Emma home, but quickly moves beyond the two years to a time where this family is falling apart at the seams.  Each member of the family has been affected by Emma's disappearance.

Although this book was primarily taking place through Megan's eyes and in her story, I absolutely loved the switch to a little girl named Emmie who may or may not be the Emma that is missing.  I felt for this older couple who was loving and giving of their time and energy to this little girl, but the reader is always questioning whether this is THE Emma.

I loved the uniqueness of this story - it didn't feel like the many other missing children books.  I am definitely going to the author's website to find out more about all the characters in this book, I want more of it!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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