“A dark twisty tale.” - HeatBack to Books
The press conference, one year ago
Our home is a crime scene now.
I am in yesterday’s clothes. The clothes in which I kissed Sam goodbye. Then he’d belonged only to us. Now his image will be shared with the world.
We should be grateful.
‘Our son . . . Sam . . .’ My eyes fill with tears, the writing on the paper blurs. ‘Someone took him. Please help us . . .’
I back away from the microphone, the paper falls from my hands.
The Jordan family thought they would return from their gap year abroad enriched, better people, a closer family.
Not minus one child.
A year on, Emma remains haunted by the image of that empty cot, thousands of miles away, the chasm between her and the rest of the family growing with each day that Sam remains missing. Is her son still out there? Will the mystery about what happened that night ever be unravelled?
“A dark twisty tale.”
Telegraph, Pick of the Week
“A gripping read about a family whose hopeful adventure turns into a nightmare.”
“Suspenseful, brooding, and with touches of witchcraft - it makes for a perfect blend of horror and thriller.”
“Shemilt specializes in the fictionalization of parental nightmares . . . well written, taut and tense.”
Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
“I enjoyed this book from the first page... Comes with a very enthusiastic recommendation . . . The story is all encompassing and I felt itchy with anticipation as I savoured every page.”
The Book Bag
“The parent's despair is so brilliantly written, you feel every stab of grief. The thrilling ending does not disappoint. A must-read!”
|UK (C'wealth)||Penguin – Michael Joseph|
|Germany||Random House - Blanvalet|