With Child
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With Child

Adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights, homicide detective Kate Martinelli can't escape the void left by her departed lover, who has gone off to rethink their relationship.  But when twelve-year-old Jules Cameron comes to Kate for a professional consultation, Kate's not sure she's that desperate for distraction.

Jules is worried about her friend Dio, a homeless boy she met in a park.  Dio has disappeared without a word of farewell, and Jules wants Kate to find him Reluctant as she is, Kate can't say no--and soon she finds herself forming a  friendship with the bright, quirky girl.  But the search for Dio will prove to be much more than both bargained for--and it's only the beginning.  

When Jules disappears while taking a trip with Kate, a desperate search begins...and Kate knows all too well the odds of finding the child alive...

Title:With Child
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0553574582
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:308 pages

    With Child Reviews

  • Heather
    Jan 28, 2009

    I just gave in and let myself spend the afternoon finishing this book. While I wasn't impressed with every aspect of the writing (sometime the dialogue seemed a little stilted), I ultimately became to...

  • Joy
    Jun 28, 2009

    The third book in King's Kate Martinelli mystery series is a strong one. For Kate, it's also a very personal one, centered around developments in her relationship with Lee and her friendship with Al H...

  • WK
    Dec 01, 2008

    Emotions run high in this Martinelli book where Kate is unwelcomingly given hard lessons in self realization by her life-partners behavior. In addition her dogged detective skills have never been more...

  • Jessica
    Apr 06, 2008

    King crafts her mysteries so much better than most other authors, even though (or maybe because) the mystery isn't an end in itself - it's a lens through which we see the characters grow and wrestle w...

  • Po Over
    Dec 16, 2016

    Inspector Al Hawkins is engaged to Jani, an intriguing character to whom we were first introduced in Laurie R. King's scintillating debut, A Grave Talent. In With Child -- King's third installment of ...

  • Carol
    Jan 06, 2017

    I recently discovered Ms. King and have liked her work..This story was from her Kate Martinelli series. Kate has offered to watch Jules the thirteen year old stepdaughter of her friend and fellow poli...

  • Cherie Bush
    Nov 08, 2016

    Family dynamics, abduction, homelessness and other serious topics woven together in a gripping tale. Not for the faint of heart. ...

  • Mike Cuthbert
    Jul 21, 2016

    This is an odd mystery in that it doesn’t really become a mystery until 2/3 in. Up until then it is a fascinating character study of a wounded San Francisco detective, Kate Martinelli, her partner, ...

  • Vickie
    Oct 31, 2011

    I gave this book 5 stars because I could NOT put it down. Halfway through I was completely committed to the plot and stayed up a few hours past my bedtime to finish it. the ending was quite, quite abr...

  • Linda S Adams
    Jan 03, 2015

    Great Laurie R King!I have been reading King for years - but the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, not the Kate Martinelli books. I started with the first one of the series, A Grave Talent, followe...