When 5-year-old Maya Duncan disappeared 15 years ago, she was never found. She became the most famous British missing child case in history, leaving mystery and speculation in her wake, and many pointed fingers at her mother, Kay Duncan.
Phoebe grew up in Botswana, raised by her single mother Roz, who she knows is not her biological mother. But when Roz loses her battle with cancer, she leaves behind a trail of loose ends and mystifying puzzle pieces that just don’t fit together. It’s left up to Phoebe to figure out what it all means and to put everything together to discover her true identity.
Can one only move forward if one knows where one has come from? Phoebe always felt safe and comfortable in her life with Roz, but suddenly she’s been set adrift and there are so many unanswered question to questions she’d never even realised she needed to ask. But as soon as she has one answer it only leads to more uncertainty.
This is a high speed rollercoaster ride where I felt that I wasn’t strapped in and all the lights were off! Every time I thought I knew which direction things were going in … WRONG … they took off the opposite way! I was kept guessing right up until the end.
This is a highly recommended, high-adrenaline 5-star read! It took me all over the place and back again. Yes, maybe it’s really far fetched, but it’s extremely well woven fiction, which I appreciated – so well done Sam Hepburn!
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Sam Hepburn read modern languages at Cambridge University and, after a brief spell in advertising, joined the BBC as a General Trainee. She worked as a documentary maker for twenty years and was one of the commissioners for the launch of BBC Four. Since then, she has written several books, including psychological thrillers Gone Before and Her Perfect Life, and novels for young adults and children. She won the 2017 CWA Margery Allingham Short Story award and has been nominated for several other prestigious prizes, including the CILIP Carnegie Medal for her YA thrillers.
Sam has worked and travelled widely in Africa and the Middle East, and is a trustee of the Kenyan’s children’s charity, I Afrika. She now lives in London with her husband and children.
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