We then meet Bernice. Bernice is a distraught mother in another building whose baby had passed away from the flu and who saw Pia leaving without her twin brothers and decided she would take them for her own.
We follow Pia as she struggles with her life and the guilt about leaving her brothers. You will feel sorry for Pia.
You will not feel sorry for Bernice because of her deceitful, unethical, uncaring ways.
Ms. Wiseman's description of the plight of the people of Philadelphia during the pandemic is exceptional. You will feel every emotion the characters are feeling.
THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR is an outstanding novel that touches on human empathy as well as people taking advantage of others.
You will see the similarities to the pandemic of 2020 but hope something good happens to Pia.
THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR is heart wrenching but will have you glued to the pages as well as have you wondering what evil deed Bernice will do next.
A highly recommended book for historical fiction and suspense fans. 5/5
This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.