1933 Memphis and children and babies are being snatched from their parents by a cruel, money grubbing woman. Pure evil exists and continues with the help of a politician, judge and lawyer, all crooked. This is true history involving Georgia Tann and Memphis Tennessee Children’s Home Society. She has fooled many people into thinking she’s doing a great job of saving children from abuse and poverty at the hands of their parents. When actually she’s kidnapping or stealing children right from under the parent’s noses.
Although a fictional character in the story, Cecile Dowd represents many real parents who did have their children stolen. Cecile finds her three year old daughter missing at the hands of Tann and begins a long search with many dead ends. Aiding her search is Percy, a lawyer that originally was working for Tann, but had a change of heart.
Cecile and her plight had me in heart pounding mode most of the time. Deathly danger followed anyone that was thought to be in the way of the adoption schemes. I found myself staying up late reading and nail biting to find out the outcome. Will Cecile succeed in finding her daughter or will death come her way?
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through Celebrate Lit but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise.