* Winner of the Janklow & Nesbit 2015 Debut Novel Competition
* Shortlisted for the Luke Bitmead Bursary 2015
"A gripping thriller with an authentic voice" - Luke Bitmead shortlist
"Expect great things from J.C. Lewin"- Julia Crouch
She's saved so many lives. But can she save her own daughter?
Social worker Suzanne Walker has spent her life protecting children from abuse. For Suzanne it's not just a job but a duty. Then one of her young wards is found dead. And her own teenage daughter, Teigan, goes missing. Suzanne's cosy life shatters to pieces.
It's like Teigan vanished into thin air. What really happened that day? The question haunts Suzanne, as she recounts the morning leading up to Teigan's disappearance. They'd had a fight. A normal mother-daughter spat. Did Teigan run away?
Detective Sergeant Anthony Clarke takes on the case, and the clues begin to paint a grim picture of events. Why are there traces of blood in the house? Why didn't Suzanne contact the police sooner? It seems like everyone is hiding something.
As the investigation deepens, one thing becomes clear: no matter who you are, the past always catches up with you.
About the Author
J.C. Lewin loved writing stories as a child, but started writing more seriously in 2014 when she quit her job as a social worker to study a Masters in Creative Writing at City University, London. Her debut novel won the Janklow & Nesbit debut competition in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Luke Bitmead Bursary. J.C. Lewin now manages a care home by day and continues to write by night.