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Summary

In Laurie R. King's With Child, adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights, homicide detective Kate Martinelli can't escape the void left by her departed lover, who has gone off to rethink their relationship. 

But when 12-year-old Jules Cameron comes to Kate for a professional consultation, Kate's not sure she's that desperate for distraction. Jules is worried about her friend Dio, a homeless boy she met in a park. Dio has disappeared without a word of farewell and Jules wants Kate to find him. 

Reluctant as she is, Kate can't say no and soon she finds herself forming a friendship with the bright, quirky girl. But the search for Dio will prove to be much more than both bargained for and it's only the beginning. When Jules disappears while taking a trip with Kate, a desperate search begins, and Kate knows all too well the odds of finding the child alive.

©1996 Laurie R. King (P)1996 Recorded Books Inc

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Much fuller story than first realised

Having read the description, I had no idea this was going to turn into a missing child mystery. Wow. The book was really addictive and I listened to it in 3 days. the book was quite slow to start and I found you did have to concentrate on the course of the story, otherwise you lost your way of where the story was going.
The climax of the book came out of no where and suddenly the conclusion happened, the last half hour flew by.

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