A leafy street. A quiet neighbour. The darkest of crimes.
Four-year-old Nathan Fisher disappears from the bank of a rocky creek. Did he drown or was he taken? The search for the missing boy grips the nation.
A decade later, young teen Adam Vander has grown tall enough and strong enough to escape his abusive father. Emerging from behind the locked door of their rambling suburban home, Adam steps into a world he's been kept isolated from.
In the days that follow, with the charismatic and streetwise Billy as his guide, Adam begins to experience all that he's missed out on. As the bond between the boys grows, questions begin to surface. Who is Adam really? Was it just luck that Billy found him, or an unsettling kind of fate? And how dangerous is revealing the shocking truth of Adam's identity?
It's a treacherous climb from the darkness. For one boy to make it, the other might have to fall through the cracks.
About the Author
Honey Brown lives in country Victoria with her husband and two children. She is the author of four books: Red Queen, The Good Daughter, After the Darkness and Dark Horse. Red Queen was published to critical acclaim in 2009 and won an Aurealis Award, and The Good Daughter was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award in 2011. After the Darkness was selected for the Women's Weekly Great Read and for Get Reading 2012's 50 Books You Can't Put Down campaign. Her fifth novel, Through the Cracks, will be published in 2014.
'A force to be reckoned with.' Sydney Morning Herald
'Brown keeps the pages turning and the pulse racing.' Weekend West Australian
'A clever and inventive storyteller.' The Australian
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 23rd April 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.38