The Forgotten Child : The Outsider

  • by Lorhainne Eckhart
  • Narrated by Melissa Moran
  • Series: The Outsider
  • 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How do you tell a man there is something wrong with his child?
He wasn't looking to love again. But what he got was a woman who shook his lonely bitter world upside down, and touched him in a way no other woman could.
Emily Nelson, a courageous young mother, ends a loveless, bitter marriage and strikes out on her own. She answers an ad for a cook and live-in caregiver to a three-year-old boy on a local ranch. Ranch owner Brad Friessen hires and moves in Emily and her daughter. But Emily soon discovers something's seriously wrong with the boy, and the reclusive, difficult man who hired her can't see the behavior and how delayed his son is. So Emily researches until she stumbles across what she suspects are the soft signs of autism. Now she must tell him, give him hope, and help him come to terms with this neurological disorder - to take the necessary steps to get his child the help he needs.
As their lives become intertwined, their attraction is unavoidable - a connection sparks between them. But just as they're getting close, Brad's estranged wife, Crystal, returns after abandoning the family two years earlier. Among the shock and confusion is one disturbing question Brad can't shake: How does Crystal know so much of his personal business, the inner working of the ranch, and Emily's relationship with his son?
Crystal must've had a plan, as she somehow gains the upper hand, driving a wedge in the emotional bond forged between Brad, Emily, and the children. The primary focus for care and therapy of three-year-old Trevor is diverted. The lengths to which Crystal will go, the lies, the greed, just to keep what's hers, are nothing short of cold and calculating. Emily's forced out of the house. Brad fights to save his boy, to protect what's his, and struggles over his greatest sacrifice - Emily - and the haunting question: Has he lost her forever?

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Where does The Forgotten Child rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 25


What did you like best about this story?

The love for the child


Have you listened to any of Melissa Moran’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When told him what she thought was wrong with his son


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- maura

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I didn't like the choppiness of the reader. Not at all. The story was "ok" but it's not believable..... You need to work on the details, make it more like real life.
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- Sandra E Polk

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2014
  • Publisher: Lorhainne Eckhart