Beth Wakeford is a nervous, overprotective mother, recently divorced after her husband’s affair. She is beset by a constant fear of losing her precious 8 year-old daughter, Carmel. Carmel is a day-dreamy child who has nearly been lost before. She is at an age where she wants to be more independent, so she takes advantage of a moment of separation in a crowded, foggy festival to snatch a moment to herself. Beth’s worst fear is realized when Carmel cannot be found. This story follows Beth trying to live her life without her beloved child who seemed to simply vanish, while Carmel tries to hang on to the life she knew with her loving mother while surviving the new life far from home with her captor.
Reviewed by Kim White
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