The Other Child by Charlotte Link
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With more than fifteen million copies of her novels sold in Europe, Charlotte Link makes her chillingly psychological American debut, now in English for the first time
A suspenseful, atmospheric new psychological crime novel from Germany’s most successful living female author
An old farm, a deserted landscape, a dark secret from times past with fatal consequences for the present. In the tranquil northern seaside town of Scarborough, a student is found cruelly murdered. For months, the investigators are in the dark, until they are faced with a copy-cat crime. The investigation continues as they struggle to establish a connection between the two victims. Ambitious detective Valerie Almond clings to the all too obvious: a rift within the family of the second victim. But there is far more to the case than first appears, and Valerie is led toward a dark secret inextricably linked to the evacuation of children to Scarborough during World War II. Horrified at her last-minute discovery, Valerie realizes that she may be too late to save the next victim. 

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Charlotte Link is one of Europe's bestselling crime writers and has sold more than 15 million novels in Germany alone. Her atmospheric brand of psychological suspense made THE OTHER CHILD a massive No. 1 bestseller in Germany and was greeted by rave reviews. Charlotte has been nominated for the Fiction Category of the German Book Prize and her work has been widely adapted for TV, with the adaptation of THE OTHER CHILD set for transmission in Germany in 2011.
Published April 2, 2013 by Pegasus Books. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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“The Other Child,” by Charlotte Link, is told in part from the perspective of a woman who was evacuated to the English countryside in 1940 during the London blitz.

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Publishers Weekly

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Link, a bestseller in her native Germany, makes her U.S. debut with a sophisticated and thoughtful mystery set in England. After an ominous prologue, in which a woman stumbles across an unnamed secret

Feb 25 2013 | Read Full Review of The Other Child: A Novel

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When emails that Fiona has written to Chad about events in their past come to light, there are suddenly strong possible motives for the murder.

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My husband just smiles and says, 'Yep!'" Spouses who were able to reconcile learned the ways in which they had contributed to the wayward spouse's desire to cheat: "I'm a changed woman.

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Herald Sun

Decades later, Chad still lives on the farm with his daughter, the shy and naive Gwen, regularly visited by Fiona, his now long-time friend, and her granddaughter Leslie.

Apr 24 2012 | Read Full Review of The Other Child: A Novel

After reading only a few pages of Link's U.S debut, a best seller in Germany, it is easy to see why she is the most successful female crime author in her home country. When two murders occur in the small English village of Scarborough, the second one a copycat killing that takes place months afte...

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