From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The NightingaleandThe Great Alone comes an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home.
In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest—nearly 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 Alice’s past—although doing so requires help from Julia’s estranged sister, a local police officer. The shocking facts of Alice’s life test the limits of Julia’s faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice—and for herself.
“One of [Kristin Hannah’s] most compelling and riveting novels.”—Booklist
one of the best books i’ve ever read. i couldn’t put this book down so i had to finish it all in one afternoon. kristin hannah is incredible55
I am obsessed with most of her books, but not this one. Just took too long to get to the crux of it all. Took me forever to get through (I have finished other books of hers in mere days)35
I personally liked everything about this book. Kristan Hannah writes beautifully, not too wordy with as few characters as possible. Some authors use too many characters which leads to confusion and repetitive story lines. I love to read and look forward to reading all of Kristan Hannah’s books! Thank you for writing such thoughtful stories. Kay Swanson55
Thought provoking chic lit. Simultaneously highly original While also being a Hallmark film come to life. Hannah created believable characters you couldn’t help but root for and a small town with both grit heart.45
So intriguing and made you think. Loved it!45
Nice story with descriptions of beautiful scenery.45
I got to 112 and it just stopped15
I read it from the library I get some of the books from the library at my school and I would read them and it’s so amazing55
One of the best books I’ve read in a long time.35