The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert

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Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

“The Children’s Home” is a dark and intriguing tale that begins when abandoned children begin appearing at Morgan Fletcher’s country estate, a man disfigured from an accident that’s left him psychologically scarred, ashamed and withdrawn.

Isolated from society because he sees himself as a monster, Morgan lives with his housekeeper Engel when abandoned children begin turning up on his kitchen step. When they begin finding weird objects in the attics in the mansion and disappear as if they never existed when the Ministry of Welfare shows up looking into rumors that he’s harboring children. Morgan begins to look for answers to the puzzle along with the children.  Leading to a dark hole, they find more than they bargained for.

“The Children’s Home” is a fascinating and interesting story where Morgan steps out of the tragedy of his past and away from the handicap that seems to define him with every brave action he takes, and in the end finds healing. This is a brilliantly crafted piece of storytelling that I couldn’t put down until the end.  This was a strange tale that I was not expecting when I started reading!

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