Terror stalks the streets of Argentina, during the Dirty War.
The fascist military Junta brooks no opposition. Death Squads take away anyone who disagrees with the dictatorship. 30,000 people simply disappear. Like many in the Buenos Aires aristocracy, successful lawyer Guillermo Haynes thinks the Junta is fighting a just war.
When he falls in love with Caridad, a young student, who subsequently disappears, Guillermo realises too late just how dirty the conflict has become. But as he replays his failure to do the right thing, Guillermo discovers he has a child, taken from Caridad before she was killed.
In a race to find the child, before all the evidence is destroyed, Guillermo faces his own demons, as the true horror and scale of the Junta’s war becomes apparent.
Based on true events, which are only now being revealed, Stolen Children is both a terrifying story full of suspense, and an extraordinary tale of pathos and determination. An emotive tribute to those who lost their lives, or their children and grandchildren, during Argentina’s military dictatorship.
A compelling and wonderfully authentic novel, full of vivid detail and powerful emotion. WILLIAM BOYD
2QT Limited (Publishing)