Rated of 5
by Jan Wilford
What a masterful tale! Weaving an original plot that is like nothing I've ever read, Carner has lassoed me into this non-stop suspenseful, fabulous story that sounded so real! The author has created a protagonist that anyone can identify with--a woman who thinks she has everything until nothing matters when her sole focus is to save her daughter.
In prose never flinches, Carner makes every scene come to life, until I saw it as a movie--and one I could not forget for days! I'm introducing it to my reading group. There is so much to discuss about this book because the author has introduced a host of other topics--the political pressure behind the court system, the role of the media in carrying out justice, and the complexity of family relationships.
Kudos to BookBrowse for selecting this novel as one of 2002 Favorites! I totally agree. I cannot recall a book this year (or maybe even earlier) that matches the can't-put-it-down of Puppet Child.