• Print Length: 352 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (March 3, 2015)
Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon.
But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken.
As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios—kidnapping, murder—seem less plausible. The trail has gone cold. Yet, for a desperate Jenny, the search has barely begun. More than a year after her daughter’s disappearance, she’s still digging for answers—and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she’s trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she’d raised.
Jenny knows she’ll never be able to find Naomi unless she uncovers the whole truth about her daughter—a twisting, painful journey into the past that will lead to an almost unthinkable revelation. . . .
About Jane Shemilt
While working full time as a physician, Jane Shemilt received an M.A. in creative writing. She was shortlisted for the Janklow and Nesbit award and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize for The Daughter, her first novel. She and her husband, a professor of neurosurgery, have five children and live in Bristol, England.
Follow Jane on Twitter, @janeshemilt.
Jane’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, March 3rd: A Bookish Way of Life
Wednesday, March 4th: Kahakai Kitchen
Thursday, Marcy 5th: Read. Write. Repeat.
Friday, March 6th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Tuesday, March 10th: My Book Retreat
Tuesday, March 10th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Wednesday, March 11th: FictionZeal
Thursday, March 12th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Tuesday, March 17th: A Bookworm’s World
Wednesday, March 18th: The Well-Read Redhead
Wednesday, May 27th: Living in the Kitchen with Puppies
Thursday, May 28th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Monday, June 1st: Book Loving Hippo
Wednesday, June 3rd: Booked on a Feeling
Thursday, June 4th: Staircase Wit
Wednesday, June 10th: The many thoughts of a reader
Thursday, June 18th: Priscilla and Her Books