One of my favourite relaxing things to do is snuggle up on the couch under a warm blanket, with a good book and the wood fire crackling away in the background. Of course most nights I hang and fold mountains of laundry instead, only to be interrupted by a crying toddler or a hungry baby every now and then. So when I get asked to read a new release for the blog I can count it as ‘work’ and I feel a lot less guilty for putting my feet up. Thanks Affirm Press, send me new books any day!
‘Her name is Sammy Went. This photo was taken on her second birthday. Three days later she was gone.’
As a lucky mama of six beautiful children it has always been a big fear of mine to lose a child. I think every parent has at some point experienced that stomach churning feeling when you turn around and your child has disappeared (usually to reappear in the next supermarket aisle a few seconds later) but it’s enough to cause nightmares! When I read the first lines of The Nowhere Child by Christian White I knew I was in for a nerve-racking thriller, to be read from cover to cover in just one night.
In The Nowhere Child we meet Australian woman Kim, who is told by a complete stranger that she is actually long-lost Sammy Went who disappeared in the US when she was only a toddler. The more Kim discovers, the bigger the proof so she decides to travel to Kentucky to find out her real identity and solve the mystery of Sammy Went’s disappearance.
The Nowhere Child travels from the here and now in both Australia and the US to the then and there in the old town of Manson, Kentucky. From the only family Kim has ever known, to the broken Went family where each family member has his/her own struggles and secrets. In his debut thriller Australian author Christian White will have readers on the edge of their seat as the mystery of Sammy’s disappearance unravels and, after many surprise twists and turns, we finally discover who took Sammy Went.
To find out more about Affirm Press, to take a closer look at ‘The Nowhere Child’ by Christian White and to order a copy online visit www.affirmpress.com.au.