A Stranger in the Family

A Stranger in the Family

Large Print - 2010
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"Kit Philipson has always felt like a stranger in his family. The much-loved child of a professional family in Glasgow, he learned that he was adopted, and that his birth name was Novello. Vague memories of his birth home being to surface, and some are disturbing. Research reveals that a three-year-old boy was abducted from his parents' holiday hotel in Sicily in 1989. Now, twenty years later, the young man known as Kit sets out to rediscover his past...but his probing inquiries may unearth secrets that dare never be revealed" --Cover, p. 4.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2010.
ISBN: 9781410429926
141042992X
Branch Call Number: L.P. Fic Barn
Characteristics: 329 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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mrjor1e
Mar 27, 2019

Much as I love Robert Barnard, this book is disappointing. The main character has very little character, his quest is tedious, and the book's ending trails off into nothing much. A great deal is said about people who took advantage of German Jews in World War II and about the Italian Mafia; the book might appeal to a reader who cares about those topics.

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glotet
Oct 23, 2017

Although there is not an actual detective in the story other than the main character himself, who on his own goes about solving the mystery surrounding his abduction at the age of three.
And what an engaging mystery it is.

boonerator May 20, 2011

Barnard writes the most enjoyable stories around. Not really detective stories, not much violence but the untangling of threads and some very acutely observed characters. And he is prolific to boot, always a good thing when you find a favorite writer.

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