Sunday, October 26, 2014

review: the missing place by sophie littlefield

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In a well-researched novel (she even nails the changes to TV news production over the last decade) centered around the oil business in North Dakota, Sophie Littlefield creates a moving story about the love two mothers have for their sons and the dedication they show in order to discover the truth. The well-heeled Colleen doesn’t have much in common with Shay who has always had to work hard to provide for her children, but the pair comes together when their sons disappear at the same time. They suspect the oil company employing the young men is covering up the disappearance, but they have no leads and the local police department won’t help. Littlefield paints both women as tenacious and has them play to their very different strengths in order to solve the mystery that has quite the surprising outcome.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Gallery Books.

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