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‘OMG this book! So so so heartbreaking, my heart broke… My god it was fabulous, the writing style and storyline were brilliant and well written... This book will stay with me for a long long time and definitely on my favs of 2020!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I will not think about it anymore. I won’t think about her. My lost little sister with her beautiful smile, her chestnut-coloured eyes. My sister who I couldn’t protect.


If you passed Alice on the street, you couldn’t help but smile. At how she holds hands with her husband, Jack, who she has been with since she was at university. At the way she admires her three boys, the centre of her universe.


But if you looked very closely, you’d see how tightly she holds Jack’s hand, afraid to let go. You’d see how carefully she watches her boys, scared to look away. You’d see her smile fading in a matter of seconds, and the pain she hides behind her eyes.


She has told Jack that she ran away from home when she was younger – but she didn’t tell him the whole story. Her husband doesn’t know about the guilt she bears about her little sister she failed to save.


Now, after a lifetime of fresh starts, Alice can feel her past playing catch-up. She is sure she is being watched, certain she is being followed. She may not be able to stop her secret coming out – but can she stop the world she has lovingly built collapsing in on her? 


This utterly heartbreaking, beautifully written and gripping family drama examines just how far we are willing to go for our loved ones, and the desperate decisions we make when we have no other choice. Fans of Jodi Picoult, Kerry Fisher and Liane Moriarty will be blown away by this incredibly moving tale.

Readers absolutely love The Nowhere Girl:


‘One of a kind. I think fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and others will love this one. I was blown away by the story and the characters.’ Crossroad Reviews


‘Jeez, Louise!!! This story kept me reading and reading like there was no tomorrow!... I adored it… It made my heart sing and weep. It made my eyes leak and my mouth smile. It was utterly gripping and devastating.’ B for Book Review, 5 stars 


‘An incredible book by an incredible writer!... Had me hooked from the very first page and kept me reading right through the night. I am a relatively slow reader but I devoured this book in one sitting as I just couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 


Wow, just wow!!!!!... So amazing and beautifully written... I loved it so much... An emotional rollercoaster that I never wanted to get off from.’ Blue Moon Blogger, 5 stars


 ‘Jaw-droppingly good!... One of the most evocative, captivating books that I had the pleasure to have read… Exquisitely craftedUnequivocally one of the best books that I have read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


All I can say is WOW!I couldn’t put the book down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


OMG… What can I say?... Nicole took me on a journey… It felt so real, I cried.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


WOW… I loved this one.’ Goodreads Reviewer


Oh my, what a story! I absolutely loved it from beginning to end.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars


Captivating. I was hooked from the first sentence and had to keep reading until I got to the end… It had my heart racingI wish I could give it SIX stars!Reading Down Under, 5 stars 


Oh my goodness, what a fantastic bookA definite “edge of seater”. Well done, Nicole, I look forward to your next masterpiece.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars


I couldn’t stop reading!... I read the last half of the book all in one morning (during a snow day from school!). Couldn’t put it down!... I am not a person who typically gets emotional when I read books but the last 4–5 chapters had me so emotionally connected.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 


I finished just moments ago and the only word that comes to mind is “wow!” I am blown away by the author’s ability to create such a painful, beautiful story… I felt everything from joy to anger. This story deserves great praise. I will be telling everyone about it and can’t wait for people to read it!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Fiction & Literature
January 28
StoryFire Ltd

Customer Reviews

mammadi8 ,

Extremely Well Written

This book reaches your heart and doesn’t let go. Alice’s love for her baby sister is the strongest love she has ever known. And it leads to her deepest tragedy.
Margaret never reached her full potential... at anything. She forgets her children and never protects them.
And Molly has suffered so much in her lifetime. She just wants a baby.
Is motherhood inherently passed down from mothers or does it begin between the mother and baby?

amycubs7 ,


The characters in this story are so real, I want to go save them. The story moves along well, and is well written! This is the first I have read by this author, and I would love to read more.

CandiIV ,

A very gut wrenching page turner 💕

Some of it was very hard to read as it brought back awful memories for me. Also as a mother to a daughter, I couldn’t imagine what I do if any of this happened to her. As if I didn’t think I could love her more... I do after reading this. I hope my daughter still sees me as Molly saw her after finding out the truth.

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