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The Lost Child: Unlock a long-kept, heartrending secret in this gripping, moving novel

The Lost Child: Unlock a long-kept, heartrending secret in this gripping, moving novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Gunnis, Emily

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Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Kathryn Hughes, this twisting novel of murder, tragedy and betrayal will haunt you. A shocking murder. A child witness. A diary of secrets. 1952. Rebecca Waterhouse is just thirteen when her father, suffering from PTSD following the war, kills ...her mother then himself. As Rebecca ran from the house, she is sure she sees someone standing at the window watching her. But no one believes her. 2018. Iris Waterhouse, a journalist, hears that police are trying to find a woman on the run with her newborn baby. The mother is depressed and the baby, who has Strep B, urgently needs medication. Iris begins to investigate. Meanwhile a woman in her nineties is found wandering on Whittering Beach. She is very distressed about a baby she says she abandoned in 1940. As Iris gets closer to the missing mother, she starts to read the diary of her grandmother Harriet Waterhouse, who was murdered by her husband decades before. She realises there is a connection between the two families. And in doing so unveils a shocking secret buried years ago.
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ISBN 9781472255068
Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781472255068
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Headline Review
Released 14 Jan 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Gunnis, Emily
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 420g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical, FICTION / Coming of Age, FICTION / Women, Historical fiction
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade