Friday, August 1, 2014

The Seventh Child

The Seventh Child by Erik Valeur

What is it about the Swedes, Danes and Norwegians that they can write about horrific deaths as they were commonplace fender benders in life?

This book is part mystery, part murder mystery.  Being an adoptive parent, there were aspects of this book that were difficult.  The author, himself and adoptive child, wrote often of how many adoptive children felt like they didn't belong and how they were broken or discarded.  Granted, in this book the children were pretty much all told about their adoption around the age of 13 or 14 which made them feel as though they had been lied to by their parents all this time.  This made them question what else had been a lie, their love for the child?  Anything else they were lying about?  In one situation, the child was an adult and had never been told and only just learned as he helped solve a mystery involving these other people.

This was a pretty good book although a bit on the creepy side. If you like creepy murder mysteries, I think you might like this.

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