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A two year old girl named Sammy vanished in Kentucky USA. Twenty six years later, Kimberley, a photography teacher in Melbourne, is contacted by an accountant from America. He tells her that he is sure she is that missing girl. At first, she brushes him off, convinced he has the wrong person. But when she thinks about her past, Kimberley starts to wonder. To find out the truth, she must travel to America, on a quest to solve the mystery of her true identity.
“As the mystery of Sammy’s disappearance unravels, and the town’s secrets are revealed, this superb novel builds towards an electrifying climax” – blurb
I first came across The Nowhere Child and it’s author, Christian White, when I attended his session on crime writing at The Bendigo Writers Festival. He read the first chapter of the book out to us and I was hooked. It sounded like a great story line and that first chapter was very suspenseful. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the book to find out what happened next.
Nowhere Child is a quick read but you will be kept wondering and in suspense from start to finish. As the climax builds I found myself with my heart in my throat at an unexpected turn of events which led to the climax.
Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript.
“White skilfully builds an uncertain, noxious world of dysfunctional families and small-town secrets – The Nowhere Child is a gripping debut from an exceptional new talent” – Mark Brandi, author
My Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
About The Author
Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter. The Nowhere Child is his first book. An early draft of this novel won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and rights were quickly sold into fifteen countries. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and their adopted greyhound, Issy.
Published by Affirm Press in 2018. 371 pages, paperback.
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