A spellbinding mystery of obsession and guilt, this is also the poignant story of what happens to those left behind when a child vanishes without trace. It is the summer of 1968, the day Senator Robert Kennedy is shot. Two nine-year-old girls are playing hide and seek in the ruins of a deserted village. Alice has discovered a secret about Eleanor Ramsay's mother, and is taunting the other girl. When it is Eleanor's turn to hide, Alice disappears. Years later, an extraordinary turn of events opens up shocking truths for the Ramsay family and all who knew the missing girl.
Lesley Thomson is a prize-winning crime writer. She graduated from the University of Brighton and has an MA from the University of Sussex. She teaches creative writing at West Dean College near Chichester and lives with her partner in Lewes, East Sussex. She is the author of the number one bestseller, The Detective's Daughter.