The Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child Review

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

Title:The Nowhere Child
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister

    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 siste...

  • Paromjit

    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...

  • Kylie D

    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 fac...

  • Susanne Strong

    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 an...

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is

    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 chapte...

  • Holly  B

    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.Kim...

  • PattyMacDotComma

    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...

  • Felicia

    There are seven books listed on Goodreads with the name The Nowhere Child or something very close to it. I suspect there are 100's, if not 1000's, of other books with the same plot. An adult finds out...

  • Berit???

    A compelling thriller full of twists and turns, secrets and lies, and snakes!🐍 what would you do if you found out you weren’t who you thought you were your entire life? How would you react if yo...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Super creepy (with snakes?!) and original!Kimberly is a photography teacher living in Australia when she is contacted by an American who believes that over twenty years ago, Kimberly was a toddler who...