Nobody's Child

Nobody's Child

by Libby Fischer Hellmann

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Nobody's Child by Libby Fischer Hellmann

A bloodstained note left for Chicago PI Georgia Davis reveals the shocking existence of a half-sister she never knew about. That sister, Savannah, is pregnant and begging for Georgia's help.

Determined to track her down, Georgia finds herself heading deep into the dangerous underworld of Chicago's illegal sex trafficking business. She soon discovers that trafficking is just a small part of the horrifying and deadly situation in which her new sister is caught up.

Even worse, as Georgia tries to extricate Savannah, she comes up against an old enemy determined to make sure neither woman will escape alive.

In the fourth novel of the Georgia Davis series, she faces her toughest challenge yet-and one she might not survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938733468
Publisher: Elizabeth F Hellmann
Publication date: 08/15/2014
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 1,016,810
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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Nobody's Child 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This story kept me interested from beginning to end . I enjoyed the characters and how they all intersected. Looking forward to reading more from this author
Anonymous 5 months ago
Wow! What an amazing read. I was in a he edge of my seat most of the time and hated to put it down even to sleep. Georgia Davis is a believable and flawed character who refuses the give up looking for her sister who she has just l armed about. Gutsy. I will definitely get the next in the series. Can’t wait to see how the sisters’ relationship develops.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Great Read Realistic. Grabs you from the 1st Chapter.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Loved it
Anonymous 6 months ago
Good read
Anonymous 7 months ago
Enjoyed the characters & the action
Anonymous 7 months ago
Libby Hellmann has been added to my list of favorite mystery writers. Wonderful charactures and a great plot all woven into a really good book. Well done, Libby Hellermann!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Story flowed along. Never got boring.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Believe it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read.
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
This newest book by Libby Fischer Hellmann, the author of a number of standalones as well her acclaimed Ellie Foreman and Georgia Davis mystery series, features the latter, who was a cop for ten years and now and for the past five years a Chicago PI. There are parallel story lines, one dealing with her sudden awareness of the existence of a half-sister about whom she knew nothing, the other a new case where she is hired by an Evanston store manager to get to the bottom of a “flash rob” – a term new to me but apparently referencing a robbery combined with a flash mob – which had gone viral on YouTube – and prove that one of his employees was behind it. The whole “flash rob” thing was very interesting: “a powerful warning of what could happen to a society where envy, a sense of entitlement, and electronic toys converged.” Georgia’s back-story includes the fact that her father was a cop, and that her mother had left when Georgia was ten. The theme of feeling that she is “nobody’s child” is well-established. Both story lines are very intriguing, and chapters are interspersed with flashbacks of the half-sister, Savannah (“Vanna”), going back one year in time, in Littleton, Colorado, a Denver suburb, when she was introduced to drugs that initially cost no more than sexual favors, but soon came to cost a lot more. Savannah had not known of Georgia’s existence until ten months ago. Ultimately the tale involves sex trafficking and other criminal acts that are a whole lot worse. In the more personal story line, a note is delivered to Georgia saying “Georgia, I am your half sister, Savannah. I’m in Chicago and I’m pregnant. I need your help. Please find me.” In the professional plot line, Georgia’s job becomes threatening when she realizes she is being followed, immediately after which there is a drive-by shooting and the man following Georgia is murdered. Georgia has trust/relationship/communication issues, a theme repeated throughout. But it becomes clear that she does appreciate a specific physical aspect of the men she meets. I loved the way Ellie Foreman, video producer and equally wonderful protagonist in Ms. Hellmann’s other series, has an off-page presence in the novel, as well as the sly reference to author Michael Connelly and his own Lincoln Lawyer protag. The book is well-written and very enjoyable, and is recommended.
R_E_Conary More than 1 year ago
Georgia Davis descends into Danté's Hell I own and have read all of the Georgia Davis series and enjoyed every one of them. Georgia has an extremely independent streak and has a penchant for getting herself to the wrong place at the wrong time. Still, she manages to muddle through despite her mistakes and, at times, her self-destructive attitude. Perhaps that's one of her charms. While all of the books have contained elements of darkness, in "Nobody's Child" Georgia goes off the merely mean streets into unlit alleys and into an underground world -- akin to Danté descending several levels of hell -- involving human sex trafficking, teen prostitution, black market babies and body parts with vengeance and scattered corpses along the way. This is not a book for the squeamish nor for those who think these things don't happen here in the good ole US of A. Unfortunately it does happen here, to our daughters and sons every day and in every part of the country. So I applaud Hellman's tackling these difficult subjects. She does so straightforwardly with finesse and empathy.  This is the second book by Hellman that I've reviewed making her one of my favorite authors: meaning, that if she writes it, I'll most likely buy it.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Nobody's Child is a complex and suspenseful story. Georgia Davis is a Private Investigator who is smart and does her job efficiently. She is a loner who feels unworthy of love. When she receives a note written on a food wrapper asking for help from a half-sister she never knew existed, she is determined to find the pregnant Savannah and learn the truth about the mother who abandoned her. The journey will take all her strength. Will she succeed? The characters are well written so it was easy to empathize and understand their motivation. It was touching to watch Georgia and Savannah grow as the story progressed. This plot was a roller coaster ride filled with so many unexpected twists. The appearance of an old enemy ramped up the tension. The story was dark and powerful. Libby Fischer Hellmann is an amazing author. I am anxiously waiting for the next story. I want to know where Georgia goes from here. This series is addictive.
BoydLemon More than 1 year ago
I don't usually read detective stories, but this well-written book is far from the typical detective story. Ms. Hellmann has developed real life, complex characters and takes on difficult and important issues in our society, the sexual exploitation of young girls and a shocking underworld business of the sale of human organs. In other words, this is a serious book, as well as one that entertains. It truly was difficult to put down. It grabbed me from the beginning and kept me going. When Mrs Field contacted PI Georgia Davies to look into the incident that ripped off five grand worth of goods from her store and put her husband in the hospital, Georgia had no idea where this would lead. Georgia goes on a journey that is full of action and twists and turns, including the disappearance of her own sister. It takes Georgia into the dangerous world of sex trafficing and more. Suddenly, Georgia's life is in danger. I strongly recommend this book and agree with those who have given it five stars.
ATB0 More than 1 year ago
The latest Georgia Davis book does not disappoint. Was immediately caught up in the mystery and the book held my interest throughout. I am now looking forward to more stories with new characters Jimmy and Savannah!
mary8808 More than 1 year ago
Georgia Davis is a PI in Chicago and she uses her ex-cop gut feeling to help her do her job. With the help of a few friends and old work friends, she can get it done. When she gets a letter from someone claiming to be her sister, she thinks it is a joke but she will investigate just to be sure. What she finds out will keep you on the edge of your seat and you can't wait to see what happens next. The story is a telling from Georgia and Savannah, her sister. This is a great suspenseful story and I loved it. This is a first for me from Libby Fischer Hellman and I can't wait to read more from her. **A e-copy was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review**
AnnStanmore More than 1 year ago
NOBODY’S CHILD BY LIBBY FISCHER HELLMANN What an opening chapter! This started with a bang and kept on going! When Mrs Field contacted PI Georgia Davies to look into the flash mob incident that ripped off five grand’s worth of goods from their store and put her husband in ER, Georgia had no idea where this would lead. We are taken on a journey with Georgia that is so full of action, with many other ingredients to make this a real page turner! When Georgia finds out she has a half-sister and things begin to take a sinister turn, you really can’t put this book down! After discovering the note which was supposed to be from her half-sister Savannah, Georgia begins to investigate. She couldn’t have a sister or could she? There was also the issue of the man who was tailing Georgia who then was killed. What did this mean? Was there any connection between both things? She is determined to find the answers. However, little did she realise she would be heading into the dark and dangerous world of sex trafficking. Savannah thinks she can handle the situations she finds herself in but soon begins to discover she has got herself in too deep. Will her half-sister be able to find and help her? Things got even more scary since Vanna discovers she is pregnant. Will her life now become all hearts and flowers as she naively hopes? Or will her life be in danger? What will happen to her baby? As Georgia’s life is threatened, she wonders if she will be able to find Vanna before she is ‘dealt with’ by the evil people holding her. This is one seriously good book! I found I couldn’t turn each page fast enough. If you have ever read and enjoyed PI Georgia Davies in the past, this must be the best yet. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting her you are in for a real treat. I strongly recommend this and it definitely deserves five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago