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text ✓ Ø Join or create book clubs From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale andThe Great Alone comes an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit the triumph of hope and the meaning of homeIn the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forestnearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty From deep within this old growth forest a six year old girl appears Speechless and alone she offers no clue as to her identity no hint of her past Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins child psychiatrist Dr Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation To reach her Julia must discover the truth about Alices pastalthough doing so reuires help from Julias estranged sister a local police officer The shocking facts of Alices life test the limits of Julias faith and strength even as she struggles to make a home for Aliceand for herself One of Kristin Hannahs most compelling and riveting novels Booklist The writing was ridiculously filled with metaphors that left me confused rather than painting a picture in my head The characters were sappy and predictable The only positive thing I can say is the story itself was interesting I was curious enough to read the whole book but was mostly irritated by it

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Magic Hour: A Novel kindle Ü eBook ´ eyltransferservices ↠ ➽ [Download] ✤ Magic Hour: A Novel By Join or create book clubs ➲ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale andThe Great Alone comes an incandescent story about the resilienc From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale andThe Great Alone comes an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit the triumph of hope and the meaning of homeIn the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forestnearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty From deep within this old growth forest a six year old girl appears Speechless and alone she offers no clue as to her identity no hint of her past Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins child psychiatrist Dr Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation To reach her Julia must discover the truth about Alices pastalthough doing so reuires help from Julias estranged sister a local police officer The shocking facts of Alices life test the limits of Julias faith and strength even as she struggles to make a home for Aliceand for herself One of Kristin Hannahs most compelling and riveting novels Booklist A little girl walks out of the deep forest in Western Washington in search of food with her is a wolf cub She appears to be about five or six years of age doesn't speak but howls like a wolf; can jump fantastic heights and run remarkably fast She has cuts and scars on her body and ligature marks on her ankle as though she has been tied up for a long time; is badly dehydrated and undernourishedEllie Barton Chief of Police of Rain Valley and ex homecoming ueen realises that she has a major problem Who is the wild child where are her parents? Dr Max Cerrasin can treat her physical injuries but is not ualified to unlock the deeply traumatised child's mind and so suggests a specialist is neededEllie's younger sister Dr Julia Cates is an eminent child psychiatrist and so Ellie phones her and asks for her help Julia has major problems of her own The press have hounded her for the past year and destroyed her reputation for not guessing that a young patient was about to go on a killing rampage Her reputation destroyed confidence wrecked and no patients left Julia responds to her sister's urgent call for helpIt is only when she arrives at Rain Valley that Julia learns what the plea for help was all about She is met with the biggest challenge of her careerIs the child deaf mute or autistic? None of those diagnosis fit Then Julia sees an article on ferral children Those who have lived with and been brought up by animals and this seems to fit the child who they call AliceAlice goes to live with Julia and Ellie in their parents old home near the woods and gradually Julia wins the child's trust and love However Ellie has no luck in finding out who Alice really is and Alice doesn't seem to know her real nameThis is a lovely story of a traumatised child reborn by a woman's skill determination patience and love and the rebirth of a woman's confidence in herself Julia needs the help of the sister who always overshadowed her and whom she now hardly knows and a doctor who has his own share of secrets We are taken bit by bit through Alice's and Julia's journey back into life and loveWell worth reading

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Magic Hour A NovelFrom the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale andThe Great Alone comes an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit the triumph of hope and the meaning of homeIn the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forestnearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty From deep within this old growth forest a six year old girl appears Speechless and alone she offers no clue as to her identity no hint of her past Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins child psychiatrist Dr Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation To reach her Julia must discover the truth about Alices pastalthough doing so reuires help from Julias estranged sister a local police officer The shocking facts of Alices life test the limits of Julias faith and strength even as she struggles to make a home for Aliceand for herself One of Kristin Hannahs most compelling and riveting novels Booklist I recently have become a big fan of this author and was really looking forward to reading this book Having finished it however I am somewhat disappointed The plot was very predictable and there were many many loose ends that were never tied up at the end One completely inaccurate detail was Alice and her relationship with the wolf pup and her relationship with wolves in general The problem is wolves were exterminated from the Olympic Peninsula decades ago and have not become re established Anyone who is familiar with this area as the author of the book claims to be would know this Coyotes yes wolves no I was unable to reconcile this disconnect As we eventually discovered the circumstances under which she had ended up being raised in the woods with little human contact save her captor about which we were told almost nothing many other details did not add up either Such as how did she end up being so influenced by wolves and other wild creatures as well as so adept at tree climbing and moving about in the woods when she had been captive and shackled and tortured for nearly all of the 4 years leading up to her discovery?? Or was that not the case?? Nothing was clear about any of this But the disappearance of her captor is what caused her to venture into town looking for food which is when she was discovered so one can only assume he kept her a prisoner for the 4 years leading up to that This is but one of many uestions I had as I neared the ending I also wanted to know about her captor the murderer of her mother the man who shackled this little girl and kept her prisoner Who was he and why did he do it?? Exactly what happened and what were the circumstances that led up to the kidnapping? What did he do to Alice for the 4 years he had her and why?? For me he needed to be than just a generic bad guy Run of the mill bad guys who are otherwise uninteresting do not kidnap a mother and her 2 year old daughter kill the mother and keep the 2 year old as a prisoner in the woods for 4 years without there being something really messed up I would have found these details far interesting than the few that were shared about the girl's father The uestion of whether the father did it or not was nowhere near suspenseful enough to make up for what we were never told about the man who did do it Thus I was left disappointed and unfulfilled even with the happy but predictable and boring ending Also I was desperate for one chapter which skipped to when Alice became a young adult to learn what sort of person she eventually became I had so hoped for that but was left wanting Too bad this book could have been over the top excellent had these additional details been fully explored and had the wolf shtick been omitted unnecessary to the plot even if there were wolves in the Olympics As it is three stars anyway because like all of this author's books you get wrapped up in the plot and can't put it down