The Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child

A Novel

Book - 2019
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Kimberly Leamy is a photography teacher in Melbourne, Australia. Twenty-eight 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. --
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2019.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250293718
Branch Call Number: FIC WHIT
Characteristics: 371 pages ; 22 cm


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GSP2104 Apr 15, 2020

A great debut novel. A suspenseful thriller that is never slow and keeps you guessing from start to finish.

Jul 01, 2019

For the most part, I think this first time novelist was successful in writing a fast paced, suspenseful novel with an unexpected twist (no spoilers given here!)
However, I feel this novel fell short towards the ending.

Mar 26, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm always a sucker for stories that weave the past with the present using flashback, so this one had me hooked right away.
Suspenseful, with characters that are well fleshed out and believable. I hope to see another book by this author in the near future.

Mar 15, 2019

Margaret cannon recommends

Feb 02, 2019

Couldn't put this down. never slow or boring. you have to wait til the very end for the surprise conclusion. can't wait for this author's next book.


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