263 pages for the Read-a-thon - The Child In Time by Ian McEwan.
Stephen takes his 3-yr-old daughter to the supermarket and when he turns around after paying, she is gone. The aftermath of how he and his wife grieve and eventually heal is heartbreaking, but there is a happy ending. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author. His writing style is beautiful and seamless and I lingered over many of the passages. A lot of his insights into human nature are so simply worded and spot-on. Wow. I really loved this book.
But why is there a picture of a teddy bear on the book when Kate carries around a stuffed donkey, not a bear?