The Lost Child by Emily Gunnis

The Lost Child

Emily Gunnis

fiction historical mystery emotional mysterious reflective fast-paced

352 pages | first published 2019


From the author of the runaway bestseller The Girl in the Letter comes a heartwrenching, twisting novel of betrayal, tragedy and a shocking family secret buried for decades.1960. Thirteen-year-old Rebecca lives in fear of her father’s temper. As a...
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mysterious 100%
tense 100%
emotional 66%
sad 66%
dark 33%
hopeful 33%
reflective 33%


medium 66%
slow 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

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