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With Child

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With Child

By Laurie R. King

Picador USA, Paperback, 9781250046598, 293pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014



In Laurie R. King's "With Child," adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights, homicide detective Kate Martinelli can't escape the void left by her departed lover, who has gone off to rethink their relationship. But when twelve-year-old Jules Cameron comes to Kate for a professional consultation, Kate's not sure she's that desperate for distraction.

Jules is worried about her friend Dio, a homeless boy she met in a park. Dio has disappeared without a word of farewell, and Jules wants Kate to find him. Reluctant as she is, Kate can't say no and soon she finds herself forming a friendship with the bright, quirky girl. But the search for Dio will prove to be much more than both bargained for and it's only the beginning.

When Jules disappears while taking a trip with Kate, a desperate search begins and Kate knows all too well the odds of finding the child alive.

About the Author
Laurie R. King is the "New York Times" bestselling author of twelve Mary Russell mysteries, beginning with "The Beekeeper's Apprentice, "and five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, including "To Play the Fool, A Grave Talent," " "and "With Child." An Edgar Award winner, she lives in Northern California.

Praise For With Child

“Smart, thoughtful...Warm characterizations...searching insights...this detective has a mind that is always on the move.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Martinelli is the kind of person you’d like to know and talk with over many lunches, a smart and tough woman.”—Chicago Tribune