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Rene Denfeld
Rene Denfeld
Novelist, justice worker, author of SLEEPING GIANTS and THE CHILD FINDER
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Crime
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Talk soon,
Sam

Welcome!

On my mind

Writing, always! My justice work, too, as well as creating a better life for myself and others. How to balance writing with being a mom. I love helping aspiring writers, and positively adore making connections. I'm here to help with your writing project, or to answer questions about justice work, trauma or parenting.

Why I'm excited to talk with readers

One of the best parts of being a writer is connecting with others. There's nothing better than a heart-to-heart with a fellow human.

Warmly yours,

Rene

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Sleeping Giants

From the bestselling author of The Child Finder and The Enchanted, a compelling and poignant story of sibling bonds, foster children, monsters masquerading as caretakers, terrifying secrets, and the power of love to right even the most egregious wrongs.

"Rene Denfeld is one of the handful of living writers I most admire, and Sleeping Giants may be her masterpiece.  Haunting, frightening and moving in equal measure, her new novel is a sublime page turner, evoking beauty and terror in the same moment.  I read it in an afternoon, enthralled, and am still under its spell."  
— Elizabeth Hand, author of A Haunting on the Hill and Generation Loss.

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The Butterfly Girl

After captivating readers in The Child Finder, Naomi—the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children—returns, trading snow-covered woods for dark, gritty streets on the search for her missing sister in a city where young, homeless girls have been going missing and turning up dead.

“A heartbreaking, finger-gnawing, and yet ultimately hopeful novel by the amazing Rene Denfeld.”

— Margaret Atwood, via Twitter

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The Child Finder

International bestseller, The Child Finder is a haunting, richly atmospheric, and deeply suspenseful novel from the acclaimed author of The Enchanted about an investigator who must use her unique insights to find a missing little girl.

“Aptly unclassifiable, Denfeld’s compulsively readable second novel calls on elements of horror, mystery, fairy tales, and even romance to explore legacies of violence and the resilience of the most vulnerable among us.”

— Booklist

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