Nowhere Child

Author(s): Christian White

Crime/Thriller | Staff Pick

 ‘Her name is Sammy Went. This photo was taken on her second birthday. Three days later she was gone.’ On a break between teaching photography classes in Melbourne, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes Kim is that girl. At first she brushes it off, but when Kim scratches the surface of her family history in Australia, questions arise that aren’t easily answered. To find the truth, she must travel to Sammy’s home of Manson, Kentucky, and into a dark past. As the mystery of Sammy’s disappearance unravels and the town’s secrets are revealed, this superb novel builds towards an electrifying climax. Inspired by Gillian Flynn’s frenetic suspense and Stephen King’s masterful world-building, The Nowhere Child is a combustible tale of trauma, cult, conspiracy and memory. It is the remarkable debut of Christian White, an exhilarating new Australian talent.


2017 Winner Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript.

Melbournian Kim Leamy finds herself questioning all she has ever known as she travels to Kentucky to confront a fundamentalist cult, dark family shadows and the puzzle of what happened to 2 year old Sammy Went who seemingly vanished into thin air. An engrossing read from an exciting new talent.  Anne


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ABIA Awards General Fiction Book of the Year 2019

General Fields

  • : 9781925712735
  • : Affirm Press
  • : Affirm Press
  • : 0.36
  • : November 2017
  • : 2.8 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.7 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christian White
  • : Paperback
  • : 1903
  • : 823.92
  • : 320