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Rene Denfeld

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Rene Denfeld is an American author, based in Oregon. Her essays have been published in the New York Times and other publication. She is the author of two novels, The Enchanted, which received the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger in France, and The Child Finder, which has become an international visa mer bestseller. In addition to writing, she was a Chief Investigator at a public defender's office, investigating death penalty cases. Her work in social justice has earned her the 2017 Break The Silence Award, given at the 24th Annual Knock Out Abuse Gala in Washington DC. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Others have written reviews that are far better than anything I could write, so I will just say that this is a book that belongs on the TBR list of literary fiction lovers. Rene Denfeld is gifted with the ability to show us humanity -- the hurt, and resilient, and even those monsters among us -- in a way that inspires us to be compassionate.
jj24 | 75 andra recensioner | May 27, 2024 |
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jj24 | 69 andra recensioner | May 27, 2024 |
“Nature had found a course: it was forward.”

A nine year old boy runs into the ocean and drowns. Why? Twenty years later, his sister wants to find out why. A retired police officer befriends her and they start to investigate.

“Your brother, alone on a beach. A man who went in after him. A center no one seems to want to talk about. What the hell happened here?”

“Justice, Amanda was learning, was a concept, not a cure.”

This is a great read! I loved the chapters about Dennis! Except, of course, for the therapy treatment called ‘holding time’. That was horrific. I have really become a big fan of Rene Denfeld and have enjoyed all of the books I've read of hers! This one is no exception! The writing definitely had a hold on me and it was super hard to put the book down! There is some sort of magical quality in her stories that really resonate with me. Bravo!

“Empty graves, full of secrets.”
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Stahl-Ricco | 1 annan recension | Apr 18, 2024 |
Sleeping Giants is Rene Denfeld's new novel.

And like her previous books, its gut wrenchingly good. Denfeld writes what she knows - injustice, trauma, abuse, and so much more. So, yes, there are triggers in this latest novel, as there were in her previous books. But it's certainly not there for shock value. It's simply the ugly truth of our world.

The story is based on those truths. Dennis has been in a residential home for 'troubled' boys. When he was moved into it, he was six years old. When he is swept away by the ocean he is nine.

Amanda never knew she had an older brother. She is looking for answers as to what happened to him. I really liked Amanda. Her job at the zoo was a brilliant addition to the plot. She meets Larry, a retired cop, who wants to help her. He too is carrying his own grief around. The biggest character of all, is the ocean. Denfeld's description of the water, the power and the danger of the ever moving water, is so very good. I easily pictured my self backing away from it's dangerous waves. There are also a number of supporting characters - both good and bad. Really bad.

I had to put the book down numerous times as my eyes were filled with tears. Denfeld's writing is so moving. There are good moments as well. Small things can be the biggest joy. I loved the ending - mostly. An easy five stars.
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Twink | 1 annan recension | Apr 4, 2024 |



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