The Vanished Child by Sarah Smith

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"Truly mesmerizing."
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL
New England, 1887. The millionaire William Knight is brutally murdered and the only witness is his grandchild, Richard, who himself disappears, and is presumed dead. Eighteen years later, Richard is "recognized" in Switzerland in the person of Alexander von Reisden, and William Knight's only son, Gilbert, is convinced that this man is the long lost child. Reisden, himself, has no memory of any childhood, and his own growing obsession with finding the real Richard is leading him closer to a shattering thruth. And to a killer, still at large....
"A most satisfying tale."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK


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Published January 1, 1992 by Ballantine Books. 420 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, History, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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 Twenty years after someone killed William Knight and kidnapped William's eight-year-old grandson Richard, Baron Alexander von Reisden reluctantly agrees to impersonate Richard in order to solve the mystery of what happened back in 1887.

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Smith's first novel is a stunning tale of amnesia, child abuse and murder in turn-of-the-century New England. (Dec.)

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