Peter is a planning officer at Nottingham City Council. Every day on the bus to work he notices a girl who spends the journey scribbling in a battered notebook. On the day she disappears, instead of getting off at her usual stop, the girl waits and dashes off to the railway station instead, leaving her notebook on the bus. Peter picks it up and starts to read... In the ensuing police search, Peter, having read Sophie's diary, knows more about her than anyone else. He also knows that the truth about what finally happened to her is a truth he must keep entirely to himself.
Praise for this book
"An unstoppable and perturbing mystery by a brilliant new author." - Graham Joyce
Used availability for Clare Littleford's Beholden
March 2004 : UK Hardback
February 2003 : USA Hardback
January 2003 : USA Paperback