The Lost Son: A Mystery Novel


In Margaret’s absence, her husband Andy kidnapped their four-year-old son Raymond, leaving a note that they had gone fishing in Mexico.

He assumed correctly that his marriage had failed, and that Margaret was in love with someone else. He also knew that a divorce judge would surely award his beloved son to his wife, which was the custom about fifty years ago.

Margaret was distraught, and with her new lover went to Mexico on an unsuccessful trip to find her son. Raymond missed his mother, crying for her every night. But Andy was determined to carry out his plan to take his son far from his wife, certain that if he did not that he would never see his son again.

After many years of anguish, Margaret established a career, and lived with her lover who supported her efforts to find Raymond. He grew up, graduated from college and gradually forgot what his mother looked like.

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About June Stephenson

June Stephenson is the author of 20 books about women’s issues, parental responsibility, the humanities, philosophy, comparative religion, music, architecture, parenting, sexual abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse, incest, crime, women’s studies, aging, tyranny, family, marriage, and divorce. The accomplished author has a degree from Stanford in economics and a Ph.D. in psychology with 25 years of teaching experience in history and English. Stephenson’s well-researched and documented approach combined with an easy-to-read style, offers readers enrichment and enjoyment. She also is an award-winning artist with many red ribbons from juried art shows throughout California. Stephenson has two daughters and two granddaughters, and lives in Palm Desert, California, with her Labradoddle named Happy.

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