This book is only for dedicated fans of Kelman. Most others will find it too difficult to suspend belief and accept her improbable and outlandish plot -- that a teacher would commit a crime and kidnap a child to return to whom she THINKS is his family -- based on nothing more than a hunch and internet research.
The fact the book winds up the ending abruptly and carelessly (the woman suffers no legal or other consequences for her well-intentioned but irresponsible and baseless assumptions) should make every parent angry.
Interesting mystery/thriller in which a teacher at a boarding school believes that her most troublesome student (also the child of the headmaster) is a victim of an unsolved kidnapping. If you like Mary Higgins Clark, you'll love Judith Kelman.
This book started out a little slow for me. But, as I kept reading, I was hooked. Kelman's writing is different and great at the same time. A very unusual story that just gets weirder and weirder. Sometimes, things are not as they seem. Lots of adventure and a surprise ending. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good read.