the butterfly girl
3 stars
An ok sequel in a good thriller/mystery book series.

I really enjoyed Denfeld’s first book, The Child Finder, and was excited to read the next book in the series. Unfortunately, this book wasn’t as compelling as the first book. The story dragged in certain parts and the ancillary characters weren’t interesting.

A year ago, Naomi decides to stop investigating cases to focus 100% of her time on finding her sister. With no picture or name, and only a vague memory of a strawberry field and black dirt, the search seems hopeless. The search takes her to Portland, Oregon, where she sees scores of homeless children wandering the street. When Naomi discovers that children are going missing, and their bodies are later found months later in dirty water, she can’t help but get involved. She takes particular interest in a twelve-year old girl named Celia, who imagines butterflies all around her to help her cope with the abuses she endures.

The author is a beautiful writer and I enjoy reading her books. This isn’t a bad book, it just didn’t resonate with me like The Child Finder did.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.