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The Nowhere Child

Narrated by: Kirsty Gilmore
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
4 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Summary

A little girl went missing years ago. That child is you.

A dark and gripping debut psychological thriller that won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, previously won by The Dry and The Rosie Project.

A child was stolen 20 years ago

Little Sammy Went vanishes from her home in Manson, Kentucky - an event that devastates her family and tears apart the town’s deeply religious community.

And somehow that missing girl is you

Kim Leamy, an Australian photographer, is approached by a stranger who turns her world upside down - he claims she is the kidnapped Sammy and that everything she knows about herself is based on a lie.

How far will you go to uncover the truth?

In search of answers, Kim returns to the remote town of Sammy’s childhood to face up to the ghosts of her early life. But the deeper she digs into her family background the more secrets she uncovers...and the closer she gets to confronting the trauma of her dark and twisted past.

©2019 Christian White (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Read page one, and you won’t stop. Guaranteed." (Jeffery Deaver)

"A nervy, soulful, genuinely surprising it-could-happen-to-you thriller - a book to make you peer over your shoulder for days afterwards." (A. J. Finn, best-selling author of The Woman in The Window)

"Stunning...tightly woven...comes highly recommended." (Library Journal)

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The narrater makes it sound too cheery.

Her voice is too flat and doesn't have any emotion behind it and it makes me cringe when she keeps changing the "American" accent. This is supposed to be a serious book but the voice actress just makes it sound to cheery... Like she's reading a sex in the city book. Totally put me off.

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Enjoyable

Bought as won same prize as The Dry which I liked. Didn't disappoint. Great story and well narrated.

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