The Child Thief: A Novel

The Child Thief: A Novel

by Dan Smith
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The Child Thief: A Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
mflans More than 1 year ago
Absolutely, a can't put it down book. Terrific account of early 1930's Ukraine, but the story of a missing child and the search for her is riveting. The moral choices that are made in a tumultuous time period makes this a remarkable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dan Smith has found a way to take you into the mind of an honest man who has balanced pragmatism with emotion; Luka is believable because of his insistent humanity as he faces survival against all odds. A truly rewarding read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I've read in recent years, and I read a lot! The descriptions of the political turmoil in the Russia/Ukraine regions in the 1930s; the strength and resilience of the people in tiny obscure villages; and the brutal winter conditions in which they live put you right there in the action. And there's plenty of action, suspense,heroic acts, heart-breaking sadness, and a very shocking twist that completely took me by surprise. The main character, Luka, wears many boots: husband, father, respected man in the village, professional soldier, and a very loyal uncle to his kidnapped niece. He reminds me of the movie hero, Rambo, in that he is a "one man army" at times, and survives unbelievably brutal conditions throughout the story. I didn't want this incredible story to end! I have a new found respect for the people in this region, and will remember this story often when I'm outside walking on my frozen lake in northern Wisconsin this winter. I highly recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent. Shades of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read, couldn't put it down. Highly, highly recommend! Just when I thought these people couldn't endure more, they did. Well rounded, likeable characters, plot moved along at a great pace. Buy it!
AndreaWhealon More than 1 year ago
This book was on the under $5.00 list and I was so surprised that it turned out to be so good. I really enjoyed it.
MaggieRO More than 1 year ago
This book is one you will not be able to put down. It is very well written. I stayed up late at night reading because I wanted to know what would happen next. You will not be disappointed at any time during this book.
ChrisKW More than 1 year ago
I liked this tale and the twists and turns of the plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very unique plot and well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book start to finish. Hard to put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meaning a total drag. Boring from start to finish.
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I was uh yes if you love a good storie about a child than you would like this book i sertenly did it was amazing !!!!!! How absurd though!!?
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Had a great ending. I couldn't put my nook down!
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