Little Girl Gone by Alexandra Burt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
REVIEW: LITTLE GIRL GONE by Alexandra Burt
LITTLE GIRL GONE is a novel of psychological horror, focusing on a seven-month-old baby who has simply disappeared. Not an ordinary abduction, all evidence of the infant is missing, from clothes and diapers, to prepared bottles and even soiled diapers in the trash. I was constantly seeing this in late Victorian, European terms: the emotionally and psychologically abusive husband, gaslighting the confused and unstable wife; the woman involuntarily committed [in that era, for "hysteria"], here for amnesia. Readers will resonate with the distraught, cowed mother, psychologically beaten down by husband and some police detectives, unable to recall--a tragic figure who nonetheless perseveres.
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