Jane Shemilt, author of The Daughter, on tour March 2015

Posted By on February 20, 2015

The DaughterAbout The Daughter

• 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. . . .

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About Jane Shemilt

41475While 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


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