Friday 25 January 2019

#BookReview The Nowhere Child by Christian White @CWhiteAuthor @MinotaurBooks @FreshFiction

The Nowhere Child by Christian White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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 fanaticism where she must fight for her life against those determined to save her soul…


Melbourne, Australia. Photography teacher Kimberly Leamy never thought that she one day would question her identity. But, when a stranger shows up telling her that she was kidnapped as a child and she's actually named Sammy Went, she doesn't believe him at first. Could her wonderful mother, who died four years earlier, have kidnapped her in the US and traveled to Australia? However, Kimberly is proven wrong and she decided to travel to Kentucky to find out the truth about her origin. But, sometimes the past is best left in peace...


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