Daughter (Paperback)Jane Shemilt (author)
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RUNAWAY RICHARD & JUDY PHENOMENON
Her daughter has gone missing. But did she ever really know her . . .
Naomi is missing.
Her mother Jenny is desperately searching for answers.
But the traces of Naomi's existence reveal a very different girl to the one Jenny thought she'd raised.
The more she looks, the more she learns that everyone she trusted has been keeping secrets . . .
Is finding her the only way to put their family back together?
Or will discovering the truth about Naomi finally tear them apart?
'We absolutely loved this' Richard & Judy Book Club
'Thrilling' Sunday Express
'Taut and thought-provoking' Woman & Home
'Utterly gripping' Mail on Sunday
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 383 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
We absolutely loved this book. It's about a GP and her family and the sudden horror that devastates their lives when their 16-year-old daughter disappears one night. It's difficult to believe that this accomplished book is a debut * Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy book club *
Ostensibly a suspense novel about the disappearance of a teenage girl, this taut and thought-provoking debut novel explores a working mother's guilt, something all-too familiar to many of us * Woman & Home *
Thrilling, yet written with depth and subtlety, and tender insight into parental love * Tessa Hadley *
Complex and baffling. Jane Shemilt builds layer upon layer of tension in a novel you won't be able to put down * TESS GERRITSEN *
Gripping to the last page! * My Weekly *
Thrilling * Sunday Express *
Clever * Sun *
Taut and thought-provoking * Sunday Mirror *
Utterly gripping. A tautly coiled spring of suspicion and suspense which builds to a devastating ending * Mail On Sunday *
A wonderful plot, full of tantalising reasons to read on, and of course with a killer twist at the end. What impressed me most was (. . .) the impossibility of truly knowing those closest to us, the pressures of parenthood - in particular working motherhood, and the terrible loss at the heart of all parenting: they grow up and away * Christopher Wakling, author of What I Did *
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“You will not be able to put it down”
As a mother with two girls I never stop worrying about them. The fear of a child going missing is set deep inside every mother.
Jane Shemilt has touched the hearts of all mothers and all readers. This is a very... More
A very real novel that pulls at the heartstrings in many ways.
A normal family yet with so many flaws just under the surface like many do in reality.
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I read this all the way through in one sitting and I really enjoyed it. I really liked the lead character, Jenny but felt her family were undeserving of her. Even her own best friend's daughter kept putting... More
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