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The butterfly girl : a novel / Rene Denfeld.

Author/Creator:
Denfeld, Rene author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Portland (Or.) -- Fiction.
Women private investigators -- Fiction.
Missing children -- Fiction.
Women private investigators.
Oregon -- Portland.
Form/Genre:
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Novels.
Summary:
A year ago, Naomi, the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children, made a promise that she would not take another case until she finds the younger sister who has been missing for years. Naomi has no picture, not even a name. All she has is a vague memory of a strawberry field at night, black dirt under her bare feet as she ran for her life. The search takes her to Portland, Oregon, where scores of homeless children wander the streets like ghosts, searching for money, food, and companionship. The sharp-eyed investigator soon discovers that young girls have been going missing for months, many later found in the dirty waters of the river. Though she does not want to get involved, Naomi is unable to resist the pull of children in need---and the fear she sees in the eyes of a twelve-year old girl named Celia. Running from an abusive stepfather and an addict mother, Celia has nothing but hope in the butterflies---her guides and guardians on the dangerous streets. She sees them all around her, tiny iridescent wisps of hope that soften the edges of this hard world and illuminate a cherished memory from her childhood--the Butterfly Museum, a place where everything is safe and nothing can hurt her.
ISBN:
9780062698162
0062698168
OCLC:
1120104189
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