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<h2>Part psychological thriller, part coming-of-age novel from the author of <i>People of Abandoned Character</i>. </h2><p><i>An absent father. A missing girl. Buried family secrets. Is the truth worth searching for?</i></p><p>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.</p><p>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...</p><p>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.</p><p><b>Praise for <i>The Gone and the Forgotten</i>:</b> <br />
'What a beautiful, absorbing, emotional book... A stunning read' <b>Louise Beech</b></p>

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9781838932794
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Apollo
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Fiction
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Pages
416
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<p>A psychological thriller from the author of <i>People of Abandoned Character</i>. A missing girl. Buried family secrets. An absent father. Is the truth worth searching for?</p>

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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

<b>PRAISE FOR <i>PEOPLE OF ABANDONED CHARACTER</i></b>: <br />
'This impressive debut builds up pace, pathos and intrigue superbly, with plenty of twists and turns' <i>Woman's Weekly</i>. <br />
'A gripping and original take on the world's most notorious serial killer. A perfectly thrilling read for those long winter nights. Highly recommended' Adam Hamdy. <br />
'A mistreated wife suspects her husband might be the Whitechapel killer... Compelling' <i>Sunday Times</i>. <br />
'An astonishing book set in a Victorian London plagued by Jack the Ripper. Whitfield's narrator is Susannah, an ex-nurse who rushed into a rapidly souring marriage with a wealthy surgeon and starts to believe that her husband might be Leather Apron himself. I'd be amazed if it isn't dominating the shortlists come next year's awards season'

M.W. Craven

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9781838932763
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Title
The Gone and the Forgotten
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9781838932770
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Hardback
Title
The Gone and the Forgotten
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16.99
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9781838932787
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The Gone and the Forgotten
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14.99
ISBN
9781838932794
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Paperback
Title
The Gone and the Forgotten
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9.99
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<p>'I wanted to explore how ordinary families can condition themselves to keep the darkest of secrets – until the truth forces its way out. It's the story of a family's unravelling through the eyes of a confused and isolated 16-year-old girl trying to make sense of the past.' <b>Clare Whitfield</b>.</p>

<p>Dark, twisty, sophisticated crime with a complex central heroine, set in a remote Shetland island – perfect for book clubs.</p>

<p>Second novel by author of <i>Sunday Times</i> Top 30 bestselling <i>People of Abandoned Character</i>. Winner of the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 2021, and shortlisted for the Historical Writers Association Debut Crown Award 2021. Still a thriller, but this time botanical and psychological.</p>

<p>MARKET: Celeste Ng; Kate Elizabeth Russell; Abigail Dean.</p>

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