The Gone and the Forgotten (Hardback)
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The Gone and the Forgotten (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages
Published: 09/06/2022
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Waterstones Says

Rich in nuanced, psychologically acute characterisation, this atmospheric mystery from the author of People of Abandoned Character traces the sinister events of a long Shetland summer in page-turning prose.

An absent father. A missing girl. Buried family secrets. Is the truth worth searching for?

Sixteen-year-old Prue has grown up around secrets. Her gran's stern silence, her mother's teary breakdowns, her aunt's whispered assurances. But now, in the aftermath of her mum's latest 'episode', Prue's decided she's old enough for the truth. She wants to know what it is that makes the adults around her turn tight-lipped and distracted. She wants to know why her mum can't cope. Most of all, she wants to know who her dad is.

Forced to spend the summer in the Shetlands with her aunt, Ruth, and new uncle, Archie, Prue arrives determined to find some answers. But she soon finds herself caught up in a web of family secrets, betrayals and - perhaps - even murder...

Set during one long summer in Shetland, this is a beautifully drawn, psychologically astute novel about a young woman's search for truth, even as she realises the lies that surround her have been keeping her safe.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781838932770
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 228 x 145 mm


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'What a beautiful, absorbing, emotional book. I was on that remote island with these characters, lost in their unfolding dramas and the barren landscape and long-past secrets. I was with young Prue on her quest to disperse the shadows of her past, and certainly identified with many of the things she had been through. A stunning read' - Louise Beech

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“Superb!!”

Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy, this is one of my most anticipated books for 2022!
I read Clare's debut last year - People Of Abandoned Character and have spent most of the last 12 months... More

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“Disturbing thriller”

This is a thriller, with the story set on Prue, a teenager sent to live with her aunt and uncle in a remote Scottish community, leaving behind her mother who's receiving mental health support.

I found the first... More

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“Creepy & engrossing read!”

Having really enjoyed Clare Whitfield's debut novel People of Abandoned Character, I couldn't wait to read her newest novel - I wasn't left disappointed! Full of family secrets, questionable characters... More

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