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Nowhere Child
Nowhere Child | Christian White
16 posts | 25 read | 33 to read
"The Nowhere Child is a well-written thriller that avoids the clichs of the genre. The characters are interesting and believable and the book kept me reading up to the satisfying conclusion." --Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of The Third VictimWinner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, The Nowhere Child is screenwriter Christian White's internationally bestselling debut thriller of psychological suspense about a woman uncovering devastating secrets about her family--and her very identity...Kimberly Leamy is a photography teacher in Melbourne, Australia. Twenty-six years earlier, Sammy Went, a two-year old girl vanished from her home in Manson, Kentucky. An American accountant who contacts Kim is convinced she was that child, kidnapped just after her birthday. She cannot believe the woman who raised her, a loving social worker who died of cancer four years ago, crossed international lines to steal a toddler.On April 3rd, 1990, Jack and Molly Went's daughter Sammy disappeared from the inside their Kentucky home. Already estranged since the girl's birth, the couple drifted further apart as time passed. Jack did his best to raise and protect his other daughter and son while Molly found solace in her faith. The Church of the Light Within, a Pentecostal fundamentalist group who handle poisonous snakes as part of their worship, provided that faith. Without Sammy, the Wents eventually fell apart.Now, with proof that she and Sammy are in fact the same person, Kim travels to America to reunite with a family she never knew she had. And to solve the mystery of her abduction--a mystery that will take her deep into the dark heart of religious fanaticism where she must fight for her life against those determined to save her soul...
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llucio
The Nowhere Child | Christian White
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Enjoying this sunny afternoon!

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Cathy_J
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Read this one for book club not knowing anything about it. Really enjoyed it, kept me guessing right the way through. Brought up some interesting topics for group discussion too. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Madison91
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5 stars. When people ask for a book recommendation this is it! So clever, so many twists and turns and it even got a tear out of me! Loved it

rather_be_reading stacked! 10mo
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MDragonfly
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Finished this in one day, very engrossing & held my interest. I loved the switch between then & now.

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Forgetmenot
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Imagine waking up one morning and everything you know is a lie and there was possibly a life before in a totally different country. Kim could have been sammy. Kim journeys back to where her life could have started to meet with a family she knew nothing about. Brilliant book full of the unexpected. The book goes between what was happening at the time of the disappearance and present day. I will be adding this author to my ones to watch. 💜

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Rissreads
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this book but didn‘t hate it either and I did read until the end so that I would know what happened. But I just wanted it to end fast so I could move on and start to read something else. The story was ok but I just didn‘t connect with the characters at all, the writer didn‘t develop them enough.
#ozfiction

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SiriuslyWeasley
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The benefit of working at the library...you're on top of placing requests for all the new reads. The curse...they all come in at once. I'd better get cracking! 😆📚

wordzie 😎 10mo
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Mowen036
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The Nowhere Child by Christian White is a thriller and was originally released in Australia in 2018 but makes its 2019 debut in the US on Jan. 22nd. You meet Kim an Aussie and someone comes from America and claims that Kim is Sammy West, who was abducted from her home in Kentucky when she was two years old.This book is a very fast read and I was hoping for a little more suspense and thrilling nature (The book Verity by Colleen Hoover ruined me).

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TorieStorieS
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What a page turner!! I practically finished this I‘m one sitting! It hooks you in from the start when a stranger approaches Kim and tells her he thinks that this Australian woman is actually the grown up version of a kidnapped child from a small Kentucky town! Alternating between past and present, I thoroughly enjoyed this!! #WiseMen approved! #SeasonsReadings

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!!! 13mo
TorieStorieS @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Out next month, it‘s a great debut novel!! 13mo
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Joanne1
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The writing was a little pedestrian but this book has a cracking storyline and just enough cult stuff sprinkled in to scratch that itch of mine. A great debut suspense/mystery book.

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Joanne1
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All my holds have come in at once and I‘m already reading another library book. Oh the pressure!! I‘m starting with the tagged book because I‘ve only got a week and can‘t renew. If only I didn‘t have to work or care for children and could just read all day. #ozfiction

RachelO Isn‘t that always the way?! 📚📚📚 14mo
Joanne1 @RachelO always!! 14mo
RaimeyGallant Me too! 14mo
Victoria_Clyne If only! 13mo
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abbylibrarian
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The view from here! I love my Kindle Paperwhite because I can read by the light of the 🎄 😊

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Quirkybookworm
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Quirkybookworm
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Just got off overnight shift and enjoying spinach and mushroom omelette with The Nowhere Child novel. Happy Halloween!

RealBooks4ever Yum! 😊 1y
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ClairesReads
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An excellent missing child/uncertain identity narrative. The Nowhere Child is that perfect balance of original and familiar. It‘s a comfortable story you‘ve read before, but reframed just so, that it seems new and exciting. It hit a number of my favourite marks- past and present structure, cults, and a fair few identity puzzles. Mostly, it has a solid, satisfying ending. A great read.

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ClairesReads
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A cool colleague/friend lent me this and it‘s exactly what I need