The Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child

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'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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 28mm | 370g
  • Mulgrave, VIC, Australia
  • 1925712737
  • 9781925712735
  • 371

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Hugely entertaining ... a multifaceted, unsettling debut. - The Age

Tight, gripping and impressive in all the right places. - The Saturday Paper
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About Christian White

Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter whose debut novel, The Nowhere Child, became an instant bestseller when it was published in 2018. An early draft of this novel won the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and rights were quickly sold into seventeen countries. He also co-wrote Relic, a psychological horror feature film currently in production, to be produced by Carver Films (The Snowtown Murders, Partisan).
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