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Have You Seen My Son?

(1982)
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Have You Seen My Son? is Jack Olsen's powerful novel of child-snatching and a mother's obsessed hunt for her five-year-old son - "a gripping, intensely moving novel," writes Robert Daley, author of Prince of the City and Year of the Dragon. "The ending left me with tears in my eyes. There is no love like mother love, is there?"

And no greater test of it than what Lael Pritcher is about to endure.
One cool April day, Mike Pritcher visits the home of his estranged wife, Lael, and takes their son, Ace, for an overnight outing. "She pushed her son's black-rimmed glasses up the slope of his thin nose. He jerked away like a puppy slipping its leash. A giggle, a crunch of gravel, a single wave of a grimy hand, and her only child was gone."

Gone - child-snatched, though Lael won't realize that right away, and won't understand what it means even when the police tell her it's a "domestic matter." "You got the right to snatch him back," her lawyer explains. "That's about it." So that's what she sets out to do, in one of the most suspenseful, emotion-wrenching novels in recent years. Have You Seen My Son? is Lael Pritcher's story, as she searches for her son throughout the Northwest, Canada and finally Mexico; an odyssey of near-misses and sudden reversals, searing loneliness and unshakable love, as Lael reaches deep inside herself for a resourcefulness and strength she never knew existed. Combining intimate drama with powerful suspense, this is a story with which every woman - and every man - will identify.

Genre: Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

November 1983 : UK Hardback
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Title: Have You Seen My Son?
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 0-7090-1308-6 / 978-0-7090-1308-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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September 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: Have You Seen My Son?
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 0-689-11314-5 / 978-0-689-11314-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
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Paperback Editions

April 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Have You Seen My Son
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 0-441-31825-8 / 978-0-441-31825-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Have You Seen My Son?
Author(s): Jack Olsen
Publisher: Crime Rant Classics and Notorious USA
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Have You Seen My Son?
Author(s): Jack Olsen
Publisher: Crime Rant Classics and Notorious USA
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Have You Seen My Son?: A Novel of Suspense
Author(s): Jack Olsen
Publisher: Crime Rant Books
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