The Other Child

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Pegasus Crime, 2013 - Fiction - 410 pages
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An old farm, a deserted landscape, a dark secret from times past with fatal consequences for the present.In the tranquil northern seaside town of Scarborough, a student is found cruelly murdered. For months, the investigators are in the dark, until they are faced with a copy-cat crime. The investigation continues as they struggle to establish a connection between the two victims. Ambitious detective Valerie Almond clings to the all too obvious: a rift within the family of the second victim. But there is far more to the case than first appears, and Valerie is led toward a dark secret inextricably linked to the evacuation of children to Scarborough during World War II.Horrified at her last-minute discovery, Valerie realizes that she may be too late to save the next victim.

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User Review  - ChewDigest - LibraryThing

This is a great old-style mystery where you have a new thought for who-dun-it with every twist and turn mixed with the modern-day ideas of divorce, loneliness, psychology, etc. The only fault that I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mercury57 - LibraryThing

Within her native Germany Charlotte Link has built a strong reputation as a writer of psychological crime fiction. A concerted effort to break into the English-speaking market got underway in 2012 ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Charlotte Link is one of Europe's bestselling crime writers and has sold more than 15 million novels in Germany alone. Her atmospheric brand of psychological suspense made The Other Child (also available from Pegasus Crime) a massive No. 1 bestseller in Germany and was greeted by rave reviews. Charlotte has been nominated for the Fiction Category of the German Book Prize.

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