Book: The Moonlight Child
Author: Karen McQuestion
This is my 58th read for the year
This is the story of missing children. The story opens with a family whose daughter, whom got wrapped up in a bad crowd with drugs and alcohol has been missing for years. Her parents don't know if she is living or dead, and not having closure either way has been awful. Sharon, a woman living a quiet life in a well off neighborhood looks outside on day and sees a very little girl, very late at night washing dishes. This peaks Sharon's curiosity, and she cannot stop thinking about it. When a young girl, Niki -who needs a place to stay - comes to live with Sharon, she and Sharon start to investigate who this little girl is and what her neighbors might be hiding. What happens in that Sharon and Niki get deeply involved in a cold case and a neighbor's secrets.
This book was just okay. I listened to it to pass some yard work time after I saw it mentioned on a book page I follow on facebook. The characters are not very realistic considering the trauma that they have had. The neighbor is over the top awful (although - that could be realistic......). It is extremely predictable so that was disappointing since this was a mystery book. I knew where it was going fairly early on. No surprises found. No depth.