Lost Boy Found

Lost Boy Found

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"In 1913, on a summer's day at Half Moon Lake, Louisiana, four-year-old Sonny Davenport walks into the woods and never returns. The boy's mysterious disappearance from the family's lake house makes front-page news in their home town of Opelousas. John Henry and Mary Davenport are wealthy and influential, and will do anything to find their son. For two years, the Davenports search across the South, offer increasingly large rewards and struggle not to give in to despair. Then, at the moment when all hope seems lost, the boy is found in the company of a tramp. But is he truly Sonny Davenport? The circumstances of his discovery raise more questions than answers. And when Grace Mill, an unwed farm worker, travels from Alabama to lay claim to the child, newspapers, townsfolk, even the Davenports' own friends, take sides. As the tramp's kidnapping trial begins, and two desperate mothers fight for ownership of the boy, the people of Opelousas discover that truth is more complicated than they'd ever dreamed"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Grand Central Publishing, ♭2020.
ISBN: 9781538700563
Characteristics: x, 350 pages ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Alexander, Kirsten 1964-


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Dec 14, 2020

This seems like it was based largely off of the disappearance of Bobby Dunbar. Same state, age, and being found with a loner and being claimed by another woman.

Aug 12, 2020

I finished this book in less than a day. I was riveted, although I didn't care for most of the characters and the whole premise of the book, the writing style was enjoyable. The ending was absolutely devastating, heartbreaking and just not fair; I couldn't believe that was the end and kept turning pages looking for an epilogue! I almost threw the book across the room I was so disappointed. I couldn't help but think that the author could have given us a happier ending, given that this is 2020 and all, I think we deserve it. It was really difficult to believe that one small town would have so many heartless and despicable citizens, who seemed perfectly happy to let something so wrong go without correcting it. Especially people in law enforcement, the judicial system and in the higher socioeconomic levels who are so influential and could have made it right. All the good people got punished and didn't have enough clout to make a difference. I'm trying to put the whole thing out of my mind but it kept me awake!

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