“A suspenseful read. Subject matter is about a kidnapped child. Grabbed me right from the beginning. I had to finish it no matter what to find out what happens to this poor 6 year old boy. Many twists and turns throughout the story. A good recommendation on my kindle.”see full review » see other reviews »
“A suspenseful read. Subject matter is about a kidnapped child. Grabbed me right from the beginning. I had to finish it no matter what to find out what happens to this poor 6 year old boy. Many twists and turns throughout the story. A good recommendation on my kindle.”Helen B wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Children of the Fog is a suspenseful mystery.
When Sadie O'Connell's six-year-old son, Sam is kidnapped, her already crumbling world disintegrates. The Fog has already abducted 7 other young children, none of whom have been found. Unknown to anyone else, Sadie saw the face of the abductor, information she cannot share with the police if she wants any chance of recovering her son alive. The Fog has threatened to send her son back to her in little, bloody pieces if she reveals his face. To preserve her own sanity, and come to terms with the terrifying decision she makes, she draws a picture of The Fog and files it away.
Struggling with her loss, and battling a history of alcoholism, every day is torturous for this successful career woman. Her adulterous husband is far less than supportive and Sadie is barely hanging on. This good and loving mother is almost destroyed by the guilt over the decisions she made regarding her son.
Then her husband discovers the picture she drew of the abductor, and Sadie's life takes a far darker turn. Police begin to doubt her and question her reasons for keeping such a vital clue hidden. Her grief mounts with the knowledge The Fog will find out and make good on his threat. Then the most horrifying things happen and Sadie teeters on the brink of insanity.
Children of The Fog is filled with tense scenes that give the reader chills. The weaknesses and flaws in the characters make them human and believable, fragile yet strong in the face of their most challenging moments. They make mistakes and move on, refuse to give up or give in.
The story contains a paranormal element, which is both horrifying and heartbreaking. Children of The Fog is filled with evil, compassion, struggles, strengths, loss and love. The story moves at a good pace and is engaging throughout.
The kindle version ends at 90%, the last 10% filled with info about the author and additional works, which is a little disappointing.”
“I recently read this book and I have to say, I loved it. Sam is Sadie O’Connell’s pride and joy and when she comes face to face to a kidnapper in his bedroom, asleep in his arms, she is devastated. She is given ten seconds to make the decision: let the kidnapper walk away with her son or watch him kill Sam on the spot. Sadie allows him to leave with her son in hope the kidnapper doesn’t hurt him. However, there’s a catch. He is titled The Fog, nobody has seen him. He’s been in and out with people’s children without a question so since Sadie saw him, he tells her if she gives out a description he will send Sam back. In little bloody pieces. Sadie draws a picture, however, her unfaithful husband finds it and sends it out to the press, putting Sam in greater danger than her husband is aware of. With everyone telling her to give up, Sadie struggles between her alcoholic issues and her own sense of mentality. This isn’t a book I would normally read. I don’t really believe that thriller books can portray very good emotions. however, I was proven wrong. This book was brilliant and kept me on the edge of my seat. I would not put the book down until I knew what happened when it happened and why it happened. Everything that happened I was not expecting at all, however, the triumph when you guess something correctly is amazing. I’m not a mother, of course, and I don’t planning on being one for a long while but this book definitely made me feel what it would be like if my beloved son was stripped away from my grasps. I felt Sadie’s despair, rage, depression, and fear, and overall her yearning for her son. The author did a very good job in portraying these emotions and I could easily depict each feeling. The author also uses a bit of literary devices such as similes, metaphors, imagery, and symbolism so that the reader can further understand what she is trying to explain.
I definitely think I’d recommend this book to those who love a bit of a thriller and a drama at the same time. If you’re looking for that heart-of-steel heroine who doesn’t cry at all, Sadie is not the girl you’re looking for. She breaks down plenty of times, but I still believe that she is a strong protagonist. For those who like those non-stop guessing games and twist endings then this is definitely the book. Also, for those who like to focus on more than one topic. Sadie has to deal with things like her unfaithful husband being accused of stealing money from many different people, as well as him behaving unfaithfully in their relationship. Overall, this is a brilliantly written book that I would recommend to anyone.
“I absolutely loved "Children of the Fog" by Cheryl Tardif and I couldn't stop turning the pages, eager to see what would happen next. While I don't normally read mysteries with much emphasis on the paranormal, Ms. Tardif has created a story that reminded me that there are things in life that can't be explained away with logic.
The main character, Sadie, a recovering alcoholic, loves her son, Sam, more than anything in the world and, when he goes missing and is presumed dead, her sobriety goes with him and she decides to end her life. She takes refuge in an isolated cabin and what happens there changes Sadie in ways she could've never imagined. I highly recommend this novel! ”
“Sadie's son is kidnapped by someone known to the press and police as 'The Fog'. This leads to the breakdown of Sadie's marriage to husband Phil and leads her to seek solace at a caravan park in the middle of nowhere.
I thought this was a good story, but the ending was a little farfetched and convenient.”
“Very impressed with this book! This is the first book I have read from this author and although I'm always a little skeptical on "new" authors, I have once again found a gem! If you are a believer of fate, which I am, you will love this book! Amazing work! ”Rebecca Hollingsworth wrote this review Saturday, March 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good story but the theme is disturbing. The characters and plot are engaging. I enjoyed reading this, one of the better Kindle suggestions. ”Jamie R wrote this review Monday, February 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a very well-written book and captivated me from the start. The reader couldn't help but identify with the mother of the missing boy, and the plot had many twists and turns along the way.
I found the turn at the end a little much to attribute to "fate," but it didn't detract from my enjoyment.
A great suspense read.”
“An interesting story. Quick and easy to ready.”Tracy W wrote this review Sunday, November 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No