A Child Lost

A spiritualist, an insane asylum, a lost little girl . . .

When Clive, anxious to distract a depressed Henrietta, begs Sergeant Frank Davis for a case, he is assigned to investigating a seemingly boring affair: a spiritualist woman operating in an abandoned schoolhouse on the edge of town who is suspected of robbing people of their valuables. What begins as an open and shut case becomes more complicated, however, when Henrietta―much to Clive’s dismay―begins to believe the spiritualist's strange ramblings.

Meanwhile, Elsie begs Clive and Henrietta to help her and the object of her budding love, Gunther, locate the whereabouts of one Liesel Klinkhammer, the German woman Gunther has traveled to America to find and the mother of the little girl, Anna, whom he has brought along with him. The search leads them to Dunning Asylum, where they discover some terrible truths about Liesel. When the child, Anna, is herself mistakenly admitted to the asylum after an epileptic fit, Clive and Henrietta return to Dunning to retrieve her. This time, however, Henrietta begins to suspect that something darker may be happening. When Clive doesn’t believe her, she decides to take matters into her own hands . . . with horrifying results.

My Review

I have become really invested in this series; especially Henrietta and Clive. A Child Lost is the fifth book in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series. While, these books could be read as stand alone novels, I do recommend reading them all in chronological order. This way you really get the full experience. Plus, as I said, I have really enjoyed these books so it will not be a problem to read them all.

It was so kind of Clive to look after Henrietta after the lose of their unborn child. The two mysteries in this book were intriguing. Clive and Henrietta work so well together to solve cases. They really balance one another out nicely. Henrietta brings the woman's intuition; while Clive is more methodical in his thinking and can sometimes get heated. This is where Henrietta comes in to help calm Clive down. The love these two share for each other is very evident.

I can't wait to read the next book in this series. Mrs. Cox has infused so much life into Clive and Henrietta. The stories are great as is the time period. Every time that I start reading one of these books, I am instantly transported back in time. Fans of this series will be very pleased with this newest offering in this series.

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