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Rene Denfeld


Rene Denfeld

Rene Denfeld is an author, journalist, and death penalty investigator. She has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Oregonian, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, and is the author of four nonfiction books. THE ENCHANTED received the Prix du Premier Roman Étranger in France.

Books by Rene Denfeld

by Rene Denfeld - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight-years-old now. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator, known as "the Child Finder." Naomi’s search takes her deep into the icy, mysterious forest in the Pacific Northwest, and into her own fragmented past. As Naomi relentlessly pursues and slowly uncovers the truth behind Madison’s disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce the defenses that have protected her.

by Rene Denfeld - Fiction, Literary Fiction

A death row inmate finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and the world he inhabits. Two outsiders venture to this ancient stone prison: a fallen priest and the Lady, an investigator who searches for buried information from prisoners’ pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed. Digging into the background of a killer named York, she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal.