BOOK REVIEW: The Moonlight Child
by Karen McQuestion
ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):
A gripping and emotional novel that will leave you wondering about the neighbors next door…
On a cold January night, Sharon Lemke heads outside to see a lunar eclipse when she notices something odd at the house behind her backyard. Through her neighbor’s kitchen window, she sees what appears to be a little girl washing dishes late at night. But the Fleming family doesn’t have a child that age, and even if they did, why would she be doing housework at this late hour?
It would be easy for Sharon to just let this go, but when eighteen-year-old Niki, a former foster child, comes to live with Sharon, she notices suspicious activity at the Flemings’ house as well. When calling social services doesn’t result in swift action, the two decide to investigate on their own.
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I really enjoyed The Moonlight Child.
There are three separate stories that are going on in the book.
First, there’s a couple with a grown daughter who have an argument. The daughter leaves upset and ends up missing. Then there’s Mia, a little girl who we learn was basically kidnapped (kind of) and has now turned into the live in housekeeper of the Fleming family. And then there’s Niki, a former foster child who’s trying to figure out her way as a young adult with very limited resources.
These three stories end up coming together and the story is thought-provoking and sad and heart-warming all at the same time.
After reading this, I’m definitely adding more Karen McQuestion books to my TBR list!