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The Nowhere Child : Winner of the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards - Christian White

The Nowhere Child

Winner of the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

Paperback Published: 26th June 2018
ISBN: 9781925584523

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'I picked up The Nowhere Child expecting to sample a few chapters, just to get a feel for the book. I ended up reading the book in two sittings. To say I was gripped would be an understatement. Highly recommended.' – John Purcell, Booktopia.

‘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.

The Nowhere Child is a page-turning labyrinth of twists and turns that moves seamlessly between the past and the present, revealing the story in parts and successfully keeping the reader guessing until the final unexpected reveal ... It’s an exhilarating ride and a thrilling debut.’ – Books + Publishing magazine

‘White skilfully builds an uncertain, noxious world of dysfunctional families and small-town secrets – The Nowhere Child is a gripping debut from an exceptional new talent.’ – Mark Brandi

‘This gripping read takes you to the very edge of reality.’ – Jane Caro

About the Author

Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter whose projects include feature film Relic. The Nowhere Child is his first book. An early draft of this novel won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and rights were quickly sold into fifteen countries. Christian lives in Melbourne with his wife, filmmaker Summer DeRoche, and their adopted greyhound, Issy.

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Great Debut

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Found myself not wanting to put this book down, I just had to find out who was who etc. A great page turner, I would definitely buy this authors next novel.

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LOVED it!

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Fantastic read - great twists. Just when you think you've got it... there's another twist. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Read it all in one sitting!

Newcastle, NSW

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Fabulous read!!!

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Fabulous read!

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Politically Correct and Highly Disappointing

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I was disappointed in the quality of writing and the content. Predictable and trite.

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Couldn't put it down

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Loved it. Just when you think you have it all figured out the story takes a turn you didn't expect. Awesome debut novel - looking forward to the next.

Bathurst

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A personal decision

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All positive

Perth

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AMAZING!!!!!!!

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Nowhere Child is an amazing read! It's so suspenseful with lots of plot twists. It's sure to be an engaging read.

Cairns

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Wow! I couldn't put it down!

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This book was so enthralling I couldn't put it down and had to continually read till I finished it! It was such an easy read and the story line was nothing like anything I'd read before. Christian White I hope you are writing your next book!!!!

Melbourne

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Riveting Read

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I read this book in 2 sessions It was a cracking read from a first time author. Lots of twists and turns and an interesting take on a fundamentalist church

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‘Christian White proves to be an exciting new voice in crime fiction with his debut novel’ Sunday Life, Fairfax.

‘[White] is a born storyteller, one who seems to instinctively understand the weave off a proper yarn, and The Nowhere Child is tight, gripping and impressive in all the right places.’ The Saturday Paper

‘Hugely entertaining … a multifaceted, unsettling debut.’ The Age

‘[White’s] control of the structure of the novel is impressive throughout … He should be emboldened to undertake that notoriously hard task: the second novel.’ The Australian

‘A gripping thriller that will keep you transfixed until the final page. It will be a hard act to follow.’ The Domain Review

‘I do recommend lovers of thrillers and crime getting their hands on a copy.’ Triple R

‘A page-turning labyrinth of twists and turns that moves seamlessly between the past and the present, revealing the story in parts and successfully keeping the reader guessing until the final unexpected reveal … an exhilarating ride and a thrilling debut.’ Books + Publishing magazine

‘A taut, rattling thriller.’ Readings

‘Everything that comprises an excellent crime novel … taut, raw, emotional, intriguing. Christian White – take a bow.’ Better Reading

‘The Nowhere Child quickly coils around a reader’s attention’ Good Reading Magazine

‘It’s one of those books that really grabs you from the first couple of pages.’ ABC News Breakfast

‘This gripping read takes you to the very edge of reality.’ Jane Caro

‘White skilfully builds an uncertain, noxious world of dysfunctional families and small-town secrets – The Nowhere Child is a gripping debut from an exceptional new talent.’ Mark Brandi

ISBN: 9781925584523
ISBN-10: 1925584526
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 26th June 2018
Publisher: Affirm Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1