The Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child Winner of the Victorian Premier s Literary Award The Nowhere Child is screenwriter Christian White s internationally bestselling debut thriller of psychological suspense about a woman uncoveri

  • Title: The Nowhere Child
  • Author: Christian White
  • ISBN: 1250293715
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Winner of the Victorian Premier s Literary Award, The Nowhere Child is screenwriter Christian White s internationally bestselling debut thriller of psychological suspense about a woman uncovering devastating secrets about her family and her very identity Kimberly Leamy is a photography teacher in Melbourne, Australia Twenty six years earlier, Sammy Went, a two year old gi Winner of the Victorian Premier s Literary Award, The Nowhere Child is screenwriter Christian White s internationally bestselling debut thriller of psychological suspense about a woman uncovering devastating secrets about her family and her very identity Kimberly Leamy is a photography teacher in Melbourne, Australia Twenty six years earlier, Sammy Went, a two year old girl vanished from her home in Manson, Kentucky An American accountant who contacts Kim is convinced she was that child, kidnapped just after her birthday She cannot believe the woman who raised her, a loving social worker who died of cancer four years ago, crossed international lines to steal a toddler.On April 3rd, 1990, Jack and Molly Went s daughter Sammy disappeared from the inside their Kentucky home Already estranged since the girl s birth, the couple drifted further apart as time passed Jack did his best to raise and protect his other daughter and son while Molly found solace in her faith The Church of the Light Within, a Pentecostal fundamentalist group who handle poisonous snakes as part of their worship, provided that faith Without Sammy, the Wents eventually fell apart.Now, with proof that she and Sammy are in fact the same person, Kim travels to America to reunite with a family she never knew she had And to solve the mystery of her abduction a mystery that will take her deep into the dark heart of religious fan

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    • Christian White

      Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter His debut novel, The Nowhere Child, won the Victorian Premier s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript He co created the television series Carnivores, currently in development with Matchbox Pictures and Heyday TV, and co wrote Relic, a psychological horror feature film to be produced by Carver Films The Snowtown Murders, Partisan.B Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter His debut novel, The Nowhere Child, won the Victorian Premier s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript He co created the television series Carnivores, currently in development with Matchbox Pictures and Heyday TV, and co wrote Relic, a psychological horror feature film to be produced by Carver Films The Snowtown Murders, Partisan.Born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, Christian had an eclectic range of day jobs before he was able to write full time, including food cart driver on a golf course and video editor for an adult film company He now spends his days writing from his home in Melbourne where he lives with his wife, the filmmaker Summer DeRoche, and their adopted greyhound, Issy He has a passion for true crime podcasts, Stephen King and anything to do with Bigfoot The Nowhere Child is his first book Christian s currently working on his second novel, due for publication by Affirm Press in 2019



    983 thoughts on “The Nowhere Child

    • A fabulous debut thriller by Christian White.Kim has been enjoying her relatively normal life in Australia Sitting alone in a coffee shop, a man approaches her He shows her a photograph of his sister Sammy, who went missing over 20 years ago in Kentucky He insists Kim is that sister How would you react if a complete stranger walked up to you out of the blue and tried to convince you that you were their long lost sibling Would you even listen Or run full speed the other way Now she s made th A fa [...]


    • Christian White s debut has won the Victorian Premier Literary Award, given that Jane Harper s The Dry had won it previously, it sparked my interest in this book This is a dark and intricately pieced together compelling psychological thriller set in Australia and the USA In 1990 in Manson, Kentucky, Jack and Molly Went s family are devastated when their 2 year old toddler daughter, Sammy, disappears The family limps along with their loss with Molly sustained by her religious faith through the Ch [...]


    • What would you do if you find out the life you ve been leading is a lie What would you do if your entire existence as you know it is false This is the situation Melbourne photographer Kim Leamey faces when a stranger turns up one night at a class she is teaching and tells her he thinks she is Sammy Went, a toddler who went missing in small town Kentucky 28 years previously At first Kim brushes it off, but then when delving deeper into the subject she finds her stepfather Dean definitely knows Wh [...]


    • 3.25 stars rounded down Kim gets the surprise of her life one day when a man approaches and shows her a picture of a 2 year old girl who went missing 26 years ago The girl s name is Sammy Went and he thinks Kim is that girl Kim has lived her whole life in Melbourne and has always been very close to her family Stuart is from a small town in Manson, Kentucky and he has been searching for Sammy for a long time Everyone else had given up on her but Stuart has had his reasons for searching for 3.25 s [...]


    • I started reading The Nowhere Child on 11 22 2018 and finished it on 11 28 2018 This thriller is a fantastic read I love how each chapter ends with a bang It s the mini cliffhanger of each chapter that got me reading nonstop I love both past and present point of views I love the police force Ellis is such a down to earth guy and his search for love is sweet This thriller has some moments that cracks me up I love those sayings, The Light Within are tighter than a duck s asshole and some I started [...]


    • I was excited to read this debut novel by Christian White It was the winner of the Victorian Premier s Literary Award and the premise intrigued me The Dry by Jane Harper won this award in 2016.

      Kimberley Leamy is living her life in Australia when an American named Stuart contacts her with some outrageous allegations He tells her that she is the victim of a kidnapping that took place 26 years ago in Kentucky He tells her she isn t who she thinks she is He claims that she is Sammy Went I can [...]


    • 4.5 You know what I see when I think about the past he said A deep, vast ocean Memories are the fish, I suppose When I m wading in the shallows I can reach in and pull one out if I want to I can hold the memory in my hands But the deeper you go, the darker the water becomes Those fish belong out there, in the deep part They re sharks, Kimmy Sharks and monsters This debut won the Victorian Australia Premier s Award for an unpublished manuscript, and I can certainly see 4.5 Y [...]


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