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Publisher's Summary

Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her new family, eight-year-old Carmel realizes that this man believes she has a special gift.... While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is - and who she might become.
©2016 Kate Hamer. Published by Melville House Publishing. Recorded by arrangement with Kate Hamer, care of ICM Partners Incorporated.Recording copyright 2015 WF Howes.Recording copyright 2015 WF Howes. (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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Critic Reviews

"Moving, convincing, and completely compelling. I read through the night, desperate to know the little girl's fate." (Erin Kelly, author of The Poison Tree)
"Trust us: This book is unlike anything else." ( Stylist)
"2015's oh-so-chilling thriller breakout." ( Grazia)
"Narrator Antonia Beamish masterfully portrays the rising drama between Carmel and her mother. The listener is hanging on to every word from the moment Carmel is taken away by her grandfather... This story holds the listener in its thrall from start to finish. Beamish's performance is an example of the theatrical possibilities of audio titles." ( AudioFile)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Heather on 04-28-16


I liked the fabric of the story and I think the narration was very good, but the ending left me feeling that the last few days of my listening was cheated. A good story that did keep me guessing, just wanted more of a synopsis at the end. I'll listen to this author again, this was a debut, but hope for more of a beginning middle and actual end in the next "read" :)

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3 out of 5 stars
By Donna on 10-08-16

Totally let down

I so wanted this book to be more. Every event and character was pretty uneventful and blah. I kept reading because I kept thinking the story would get deeper and more exciting., but even the ending was like, and... we're done. If I knew this is how it was going to be all the way through, I wouldn't have read it.

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