The Knowing Child
by Valarie Savage Kinney
Evie O’Connor isn’t a typical three-year-old. She hears the cries of the dead and the dying. Her burgeoning ability brings the scars of a painful past into her parent’s lives.
No matter how hard she tries to forget, the effects of neglect and abuse linger in Keisha O’Connor’s mind. Nightmares, anxiety, and something more sinister have a grip on her she can’t break. When her daughter Evie makes a terrifying announcement, the walls surrounding her perfect life come tumbling down.
At Windy Springs Renaissance Festival, the familiar isn’t what it seems. A bizarre twist of fate puts Evie in danger as the Rennies band together to save the child… and possibly take down one of their own.
Valarie Savage Kinney’s series, Secrets of Windy Springs goes from strength to strength. This, the third instalment, is the best one yet. I gave the first two, five stars, so this should definitely be a six-star book.
The Knowing Child took me on an emotional rollercoaster ride, that I couldn’t get off until I turned that last page.
Keisha, Rogan and all my favourite characters were back, and this time young Evie is at the forefront of the story. Evie tries to deal with hearing the voices of the dead and dying, as best as a three-year-old can, and one voice, in particular, turns Keisha and Rogan’s world upside down.
Each book brings me closer to the quirky cast as I get to know them better and learn more about them and their pasts.
I loved this book, I love this series, and I love feeling that I’m meeting up with old friends each time I open the book. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there are many more secrets to uncover in Windy Springs.
Valarie Kinney is a writer, fiber artist and Renaissance Festival junkie with a wicked caffeine addiction. She resides in Michigan with her husband, four children, and two insane little dogs.
Author of Heckled, Slither, Just Hold On, and the Secrets of Windy Springs series, as well as short stories included in various anthologies.