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Half moon lake / Kirsten Alexander.

Half moon lake / Kirsten Alexander.
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C0001946314 C ALEX
Crime   Wongaling Beach Library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9780143792062
Call Number ALEX
Author Alexander, Kirsten author.
Title Half moon lake / Kirsten Alexander.
Published North Sydney, NSW : Penguin Random House, 2019.
Physical description x, 320 pages ; 24 cm.
Content type text
Media type unmediated
Carrier type volume
Notes Includes reading group notes.
Summary Inspired by the true story of a missing child who when eventually found was claimed by two mothers, Half Moon Lake is a captivating novel about the parent-child bond, identity, and what it really means to be part of a family. 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 . . .
Subject Kidnapping -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Mistaken identity -- Fiction
Missing children -- Fiction
Kidnapping -- Fiction
Custody of children -- Fiction
Louisiana -- Fiction
Genre Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction
Historical fiction
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