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DADDY LOVE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Oates raises a troubling question here—whether moral fiction can emerge out of a morally reprehensible character.Chester Cash, aka Daddy Love, is an itinerant preacher with a penchant for abducting and torturing young boys, and the novel begins with one such abduction. Five-year-old Robbie Whitcomb is doted on by his mother, Dinah, but one day, in the parking lot of a shopping mall, she neglects ... Read full review

Review: Daddy Love

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

Dinah Whitcomb seemingly has everything. A loving and successful husband, and a smart, precocious young son named Robbie. One day, their worlds are shattered when Dinah is attacked and Robbie is taken in a mall parking lot. Dinah, injured, attempts to follow, but is run over by the kidnapper's van, mangling her body nearly beyond repair. The kidnapper, a parttime Preacher named Chester Cash, calls ... Read full review

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