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Publisher's Summary

A recent abduction becomes an unexpected link to a decades-long spree of unspeakable crimes.

Eight-year-old Brooklyn Mercer has gone missing. And as accustomed as FBI agents Eliza Sterling and Brandon Eddison are to such harrowing cases, this one has struck a nerve. It marks the anniversary of the disappearance of Eddison’s own little sister. Disturbing, too, is the girl’s resemblance to Eliza - so uncanny they could be mother and daughter. 

With Eddison’s unsettled past rising again with rage and pain, Eliza is determined to solve this case at any cost. But the closer she looks, the more reluctant she is to divulge to her increasingly shaken partner what she finds. Brooklyn isn’t the only girl of her exact description to go missing. She’s just the latest in a frightening pattern going back decades in cities throughout the entire country. 

In a race against time, Eliza’s determined to bring Brooklyn home and somehow find the link to the cold case that has haunted Eddison - and the entire Crimes Against Children team - since its inception.

©2019 by Dot Hutchison. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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It's a nope

I thought the kidnapped girl was going to die of old age while the author wrote a tome about what sort of coffee the investigators drank. Way too much tedious minutiae. Didn't get past the coffee chapter.

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  • Laura Em
  • 27-05-2019

Love but really annoyed

I love this series! I have ever since I read about the butterflies. But sometimes I want to remind the author that not all of us are multilingual. I know a bit of Spanish, but when they go off into conversations it’s very frustrating and makes me wonder what I’m missing.

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  • Gloria P.
  • 24-05-2019

What an amazing journey this series has been

I absolutely loved this book. I cried and I laughed. These characters have become like family and good friends. I just can not say enough about how much this book touched my soul.

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  • Ann
  • 01-06-2019

NO MYSTERY HERE

I selected this audiobook because it was advertised as a mystery and the exceptional Will Damron was listed as the primary narrator (his name being listed first). But after struggling to listen to the very end of the story, I felt swindled; this is not a mystery, and Damron's role is extremely limited (perhaps 15% of the narration). The story begins okay within the mystery genre but quickly sinks into hours of totally non-mystery-related dialogue and monotonous juvenile and unprofessional interactions among the FBI agents assigned to the case (including the preachy agent Eliza Sterling, adequately narrated by Jesse Vilinsky), all of which is totally unnecessary and eventually becomes rather irritating. The male FBI character Brandon Eddison (Damron's role) is unlikeable, with extreme anger and guilt issues that need urgent psychological intervention. This audiobook is a definite "no, Dude".

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-06-2019

need to learn spanish to get it

great story great ending to a crime series if they make movies about this i really hope it goes more the bone collector like rather than the girl on the train route . my only trouble with this book is that you need to be bilingual to listen to IT. im from Chile so my native language is spanish so I had no trouble and my second language is english but I get why people are against this audiobook.

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  • Carmel Bogle
  • 18-06-2019

Not the best

I loved the butterfly garden and the sequel to that wasn’t as good but manageable. This one it’s painful to get through. The storyline isn’t good and feels rushed. It’s all over the place and too long. I wanted to enjoy the last of the trilogy but each book has a decline in storyline and plot for me.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-06-2019

Not as good as the first couple in series

The first couple of books were less about the romance and more about the creepiness of the crimes. This one seemed to have gotten even softer than the last. The narration was a little annoying with the voicing of the little children but I understand why it is done, but still a bit annoying.

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  • Molly Murray
  • 11-08-2021

It was okay

Listened to the whole series and this one felt a little forced? The solution/twist was okay but I didn’t feel as invested in this one as the previous three books but still glad to have a last visit with all of the characters.

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  • Shearyan60
  • 30-07-2021

Impressive conclusion to this series!

Truly got hooked on the first book, The Butterfly Garden.
Very creative writing and storyline. Read the following books in the series months, and even longer in between. Which turned out to be a good idea because the subject matter is very emotionally draining and shocking at times.
But the series and characters still held together. Love the way the author embraces multiple cultures and lifestyles, and writes about them effortlessly and non-judgmentally. Of course, at the core of each of these books are heinous crimes and criminals, so make sure these topics don't trigger you before you get too invested to stop. Looking forward to more from this author.
I was a little disappointed in the change in the narration of this book, because the voices and accents sound different with this narrator. But I later decided that the clipped style of the main character's speaking fit well with her character.

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  • Katiemay
  • 22-07-2021

Great ending to a wonderful series 😭

Loved this book almost as much as Butterfly.
Gonna miss these characters.
A beautiful and moving story!

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  • L. Hood
  • 12-07-2021

Good book

The ending was very satisfying. Love to read Dot Hutchison 's books. I recommend you start with The Butterflies.

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  • Sarah Davies
  • 16-07-2021

Must read all 4

This was a beautiful and heart breaking end to this series. with characters that have become like family and delicate and sympathetic approach to all the different aspects of such difficult subject matter. Can't recommend enough.

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  • HettyP
  • 18-11-2019

love

love everything by Dot Hutchison
can't wait for another by this author. Don't hesitate to download this.

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