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The Sad Girl

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Fifteen years ago, Angela Marie Dawson had a daughter. She named her Danielle Cumberland Dawson. There was no father listed on the birth certificate.”
I had a daughter. And she was dead.


Wasn’t she?

Danny Cumberland has been on parole for eighteen months. He’s keeping his nose clean, trying to run a business, and trying to fit back into a world that left him behind twelve yea
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Published March 1st 2014 by Indefixa
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Petra
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Sad Girl was a very emotional read, certainly a lot more than I had expected from a book advertised as a mystery/thriller. Told from first person point of view by Danny, who has served 12 years behind bars and is now out on parole, you really empathized with him when he discovered he had a teenage daughter he never knew about, the girl was kidnapped 3 years ago by human traffickers and was dead. But then Danny comes across inconsistencies in the case and ends up hunting down a sex traffickin ...more
Linda Strong
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Daniel Cumberland is putting his life back together. He's served 12 years in prison for passing bad checks. He's been out 18 months, has started his own business which is doing well, and he has a Lady friend that he's falling in love with, Teresa.

Daniels' business is contracting with police departments, taking their expired evidence and re-selling on Ebay. That's not as gruesome as it sounds ... mainly it's jewelry, books, coins, etc. As he's opening a new box he comes across some pictures of a
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Quillracer
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Up front, I will tell you I know the author and had the pleasure of reading one of his earliest drafts of this book. I was very good then; it’s great now.

Parolee Danny Cumberland is stunned to learn he has a daughter he never knew existed. When he learns she’s in the hands of human traffickers, he risks losing his freedom, the woman he loves, and his life to rescue her.

This flat-out is a great story. Danny grows over the course of this novel – from dubious and somewhat shuttered ex-con to trusti
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Amanda Robinson
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I started reading The Sad Girl as it was a free kindle book but actually really enjoyed it. I would not have guessed the storyline from the title at all! Some of the series of events seem a little over the top towards the end of the book but overall it was a great read and kept me wanting to read until the end.
C.
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Lee
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story is told by Danny Cumberland, an ex con on parole for proccessing dodgy cheques. Danny is trying to stay on the straight and narrow, he has a girlfriend Theresa who loves him to death, and a growing business selling expired police evidence from local police stations. Danny's parole office Dom is a good guy and he likes Danny. Dom asks Danny to take a DNA test and the results are devastating, Danny finds out he has a sixteen year old daughter who has been missing for the last three year ...more
Badass Lioness
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Solid, Christian, suspense story of an ex-con released from prison for check kiting, finding out he's a father and that his daughter was kidnapped for a sex trafficking ring. It was interesting that he was a flawed hero working on his second chance in society. This was a first person POV that allowed me to know what he was thinking, and that helped me to side with him. I felt more involved.

There were good secondary characters to add depth to the story. I was not expecting so many God and Christi
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Dee
Feb 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Danny is out of prison and trying to start his own business to have a fresh start. He has fallen in love, and seems to be making his business become successful. His parole officer pays hi a visit wanting to get a DNA sample. Danny has no idea as to why, until Dom comes back with the news Danny has a teenage daughter that he wasn't aware existed only to find out she had been kidnapped and is now dead. The news sets Danny on a mission to find out exactly what happened and in doing so could loose h ...more
Kyle
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book because Bob is a friend of mine. This would not normally be a topic I would search out. That being said, I really enjoyed reading this book. I imagine it is tough for authors who are Christians (not Christian authors) to include faith in a novel and have it sell. Yet, I also imagine many of the characters in this story would spend a lot of time in prayer and pleading with God. If that is the case, why not include it? I think Bobby, sorry, Bob, has done a fine job of balancing th ...more
nora m malotte
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sad Girl

The title of this book gives no indication of what you will find inside .The tells of one man's search for a daughter he was not aware he had .His inability to accept that having found he was the father of a teenage daughter, he is also told she is DEAD and has been for three years. Following his heart he begins a long search to prove to himself that she is in fact dead or possibly alive. You are taken to the darkest realms of the evils of people and sex trafficking and will not forg
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Dale Hollis
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading The Sad Girl. It’s sad that what happened in this story can still happen in our world today. I started to believe a different outcome as to who was responsible for the kidnapping, but I’m glad for the girls that it didn’t go that way. This is a well written story that is sure to have you up reading late into the night.
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
**I received this book as an ARC via NetGalley and in return will give my honest review *
This was a decent read. Very emotional and the last part of the books had tears in my eyes.
I will say I skimmed majority of the book. I read every word up until halfway through, I just felt it lagged. I guess just not my kind of book.
Katie Link
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just enough emotion to keep you reading and enough turns to make you finish it. Makes you wonder what the world is really like and how often this thing can happen. Great read!
Mickey Hoffman
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
A fresh take on the issue of sex trafficking, focusing on a man's attempt to find his daughter. A daughter he didn't even know he had. The MC is on parole but you'll like him in spite of it.
Monty Nichols
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put it down. Good use of characters, storyline, and an inventive plot. Looking forward to the next release.
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