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An interesting "take" on the original book.
on 28 February 2015
Having read two other books in this series, it was interesting to read the story from another point of view. The person who abducted the little girl is suffering from dementia. At the time of the abduction she was really convinced that the little girl was her grand daughter. Later, back at her home, she has lucid moments when she realises that she is really unwell.
The author presents the onset of dementia in a very accurate manner. There are good days and bad days. Sometimes Dottie is quite lucid and at other times she is not sure what is going on in her life or how she can cope with a little girl to care for. her husband is even more upset, because he believes Dottie's story about her daughter "dumping " the child on her, but he is aware that Dottie is not really capable of caring for her.