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Rene Denfeld

Biography

Rene Denfeld

Rene Denfeld is an internationally bestselling author, journalist, licensed investigator and therapeutic foster mother. She is the author of the novels THE BUTTERFLY GIRL, THE CHILD FINDER and THE ENCHANTED. She has also written for the New York Times Magazine, The Oregonian and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Books by Rene Denfeld

by Rene Denfeld - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A year ago, Naomi, the investigator with an uncanny ability to find missing children, made a promise that she would not take another case until she finds the younger sister who has been missing for years. The search takes her to Portland, Oregon, where scores of homeless children wander the streets. Though she does not want to get involved, Naomi is unable to resist the pull of children in need --- and the fear she sees in the eyes of a 12-year-old girl named Celia. Running from an abusive stepfather and an addict mother, Celia has nothing but hope in the butterflies --- her guides and guardians on the dangerous streets. As danger creeps closer, Naomi and Celia are forced to consider the question: Can you still be lost even when you’ve been found?

by Rene Denfeld - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. Known to the police and a select group of parents as "the Child Finder," Naomi is their last hope. She understands children like Madison because once upon a time, she was a lost girl, too. As Naomi relentlessly pursues and slowly uncovers the truth behind Madison’s disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce the defenses that have protected her, reminding her of a terrible loss she feels but cannot remember. If she finds Madison, will Naomi ultimately unlock the secrets of her own life?

by Rene Denfeld - Fiction, Literary Fiction

A death row inmate finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and the world he inhabits. Two outsiders venture to this ancient stone prison: a fallen priest and the Lady, an investigator who searches for buried information from prisoners’ pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed. Digging into the background of a killer named York, she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal.