Lost Child

The True Story of a Girl Who Couldn't Ask for Help
Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The first new book from beloved therapist and writer Torey Hayden in almost 15 years - an inspiring, uplifting tale of a troubled child and the remarkable woman who made a difference.

In a forgotten corner of Wales, a young girl languishes in a home for troubled children. Abandoned by her parents because of her violent streak, Jessie - at the age of 10 - is at risk of becoming just another lost soul in the foster system.

Precocious and bold, Jessie is convinced she is possessed by the devil and utterly unprepared for the arrival of therapist Torey Hayden. Armed with patience, compassion, and unconditional love, Hayden begins working with Jessie once a week. But when Jessie makes a stunning accusation against one of Hayden’s colleagues - a man Hayden implicitly trusts - Hayden’s work doubles: Now she must not only get to the root of Jessie’s troubles, but also find out if what the girl alleges is true.

A moving, compelling, and inspiring account, Lost Child is a powerful testament once again of Torey Hayden’s extraordinary ability to reach children who many have given up on - and a reminder of how patience and love can ultimately prevail.

©2019 Torey Hayden (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Wonderful Book

Torey Hayden is my favorite author, and all of her books are wonderful. Once you read one, you will never see troubled children the same way. She seems to know what they are crying out for.

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Write more Tory

it moved me. My heart died for Jess. Tory was so loving and understanding. I'm always amazed how into the story I go. Can't wait to read what's next.