Author(s): Christian White
A gripping mystery about a young woman whose life is turned upside down when she finds out she may actually have been abducted years before by her recently deceased mother.
"The Nowhere Child is a well-written thriller that avoids the clichés of the genre. The characters are interesting and believable and the book kept me reading up to the satisfying conclusion." --Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of The Third Victim
The Nowhere Child is award-winning author Christian White's unforgettable debut, a combustible tale of kidnap, family secrecy, and religious conspiracy.
WHO TOOK SAMMY WENT?
When an American accountant approaches Melbourne art teacher Kimberly Leamy out of the blue, he tells her he believes she is Sammy Went, a child who was abducted as a two-year-old from her home in Manson, Kentucky. Kim believes this is a case of mistaken identity. But as she investigates her family, questions arise, and she travels to Kentucky to find answers. Like the protagonist, this novel hits the ground running, then navigates multiple twists and turns before arriving at a tense and terrifying climax.
Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter. His debut novel, The Nowhere Child (previously Decay Theory) won the 2017 Wheeler Centre Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript.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), supported through Screen Australia and Film Victoria.
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 home in Melbourne, where he lives with his wife, 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. He’s working on his second.