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The Nowhere Child

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
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.

'Nervy, soulful, genuinely surprising' A. J. Finn, bestselling author THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

'One of the best books I have ever read' *****

'Well wow! I didn't see THAT twist coming!!' *****

'I lost sleep over this book' *****

A child was stolen twenty 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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"White skillfully 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

"The Nowhere Child is compelling and intense. The alternating chapters between past and present are perfectly paced and masterfully written to maximize suspense and lead us down a path of love, hate, redemption, and--ultimately--hope. I literally could not put this book down until I turned the last page. The best debut novel I've read in years." - Allison Brennan

"The Nowhere Child is pure dynamite. The high concept premise grabbed me from the first page and refused to let me go until I finished. You may try to read it slowly, so you can savor every single word, but the story is so all-encompassing--the need to know what happens next so urgent--you'll forget all about savoring and find yourself tearing through the pages as fast as your fingers can manage. You do not want to miss this book!" - Linda Castillo

"The Nowhere Child is the personification of a high-concept thriller, brilliantly executed. White raises the bar on psychological suspense, telling Kim Leamy's tale in a stylish voice and with a heart-pounding pace. Read page one, and you won't stop. Guaranteed." - Jeffery Deaver

"An impressive debut novel, deftly plotted, constantly shifting and full of vivid characters." - Garry Disher

"Packed with tension, twists and tremendous pace, it's hard to believe that this is the work of a debut author. The Nowhere Child is stunning and flawless. I can't recommend it enough." - Thomas Enger

"Beautifully written, perfectly suspenseful and wonderfully dark. I could not put this book down." - Susi Holliday

"Such a clever idea, which grips from the very first chapter." - Ragnar Jónasson

"The Nowhere Child is a well-written thriller that avoids the clichés of the genre. The characters are interesting and believable and the book kept me reading up to the satisfying conclusion." - Phillip Margolin

"The Nowhere Child is a fabulous read, populated by such well-drawn and identifiable characters that I felt I knew them. I was desperate to know how the story unfolded. Brilliant!" - Louise Voss


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March 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Nowhere Child
Author(s): Christian White
ISBN: 0-00-827653-6 / 978-0-00-827653-9 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Nowhere Child: A Novel
Author(s): Christian White
ISBN: 1-250-29371-5 / 978-1-250-29371-8 (USA edition)
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January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Nowhere Child: A Novel
Author(s): Christian White
ISBN: 1-250-25293-8 / 978-1-250-25293-7 (USA edition)
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September 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: The Nowhere Child
Author(s): Christian White
ISBN: 1-78782-146-3 / 978-1-78782-146-0 (UK edition)
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August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Nowhere Child
Author(s): Christian White
ISBN: 0-00-827656-0 / 978-0-00-827656-0 (UK edition)
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August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Nowhere Child
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ISBN: 0-00-835583-5 / 978-0-00-835583-8 (UK edition)
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Title: The Nowhere Child
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ISBN: 0-00-827654-4 / 978-0-00-827654-6 (UK edition)
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June 2018 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Nowhere Child
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ISBN: 1-925584-52-6 / 978-1-925584-52-3 (Australia edition)
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Nowhere Child
Author(s): Christian White
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Nowhere Child
Author(s): Christian White
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Nowhere Child: A Novel
Author(s): Christian White
ISBN: 1-250-31576-X / 978-1-250-31576-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Nowhere Child: A Novel
Author(s): Christian White
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January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Nowhere Child: A Novel
Author(s): Christian White
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Nowhere Child
Author(s): Christian White
ISBN: 1-5288-1059-7 / 978-1-5288-1059-3 (UK edition)
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July 2018 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: The Nowhere Child
Author(s): Christian White
ISBN: 1-5288-4066-6 / 978-1-5288-4066-8 (UK edition)
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Nowhere Child
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July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Nowhere Child
Author(s): Christian White
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July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Nowhere Child
Author(s): Christian White
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Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Nowhere Child: A Novel
Author(s): Christian White
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January 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Nowhere Child: The bestselling debut psychological thriller you need to read in 2019
Author(s): Christian White
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Nowhere Child
Author(s): Christian White
Publisher: Affirm Press
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