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My Lost Daughter by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg ~Review

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My Lost Daughter

My Lost Daughter by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg

Three intriguing stories collide like rivers racing into the sea with an exciting ending. What? That isn’t enough for you to read it? Where is the love?

Lily, a Ventura County Court Judge, is hearing a case of a Paris Hilton-ish woman on trial for the murder of her toddler. The defense attorney just happens to be the man that broke up her marriage years ago which doesn’t bother her, but does lead her mind to wander back in time.

Shauna, Lily’s daughter, hasn’t called or answered her phone in days. Lily runs up to Stanford, where her daughter in law school, to find her, for lack of a better term, out of control. Shauna hasn’t slept in days, her apartment is a mess and her boyfriend has dumped her. Lily knows that she needs professional help but being the weekend, the only option she finds is treatment facility that promptly determines that she is addicted to drugs and locks her up.

While this is all going on, Special Agent Mary Stevens is transferring from the Behavioral Science Unit to the Ventura field office. The only problem is that she is hot on the trail of case that not everyone agrees is actually a case. Four suicides in Dallas and San Francisco are very similar and Mary thinks that they are actually part of a suicide club and are homicides.

Are you still with me here? Lily is on the case of the toddler killer, while worrying about Shauna, who is in drug rehab and Mary is moving to Ventura and busy trying to turn suicides into homicides.

My Lost Daughter has a fast pace and even though you can see where the stories are going to merge, it still keeps you glued to the page. I enjoyed the strong female characters and Nancy Taylor Rosenberg never fails to hit a home run.

My Lost Daughter by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition edition (September 14, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0765319039
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765319036
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  • http://thelostentwife.net Lydia (The Lost Entwife)

    Strong, female characters are rare to find these days. I’m not a big fan of mystery on the whole (have to be in the right mood) but I’ll stick this on my list for when I am! Sounds fantastic.

    • http://www.chewdigestbooks.com Gwen

      Maybe I should have called it Suspense, would that have made it more appealing?

  • http://twitter.com/bowlieb Carin Buffington

    Whew! This book sounds pretty chaotic and action packed! I have never read Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, but your review makes me want to try one of her books. Is this part of a series?

    • http://www.chewdigestbooks.com Gwen

      The characters are reoccurring, but each book stands alone easily. I think that the first time Lily, the judge, appeared was in Mitigating Circumstances (1993)

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  • Aimala127

    I like mystery, suspense, thrillers and all that good, fun stuff. Add in some strong female characters & a fast-pace and I’m hooked! I haven’t read anything by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg before and I’m pretty excited to check out her books. I used to read James Patterson but got tired of his books a couple of years ago. I’ve been loking for a good series for a while
    Thanks for reviewing this book!

    ~ Amy

    • http://www.chewdigestbooks.com Gwen

      Rosenberg is a great replacement for Patterson. She doesn’t crank out a book
      every other month like he does and writes them herself:)

  • Aths (Reading on a Rainy Day)

    I just received this book and can’t wait to read it!

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