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The Lost Child: Unlock a long-kept, heartrending secret in this gripping, moving novel

Emily Gunnis

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Historical mysteries, Historical fiction

The author of the bestselling THE GIRL IN THE LETTER is back with a twisting, nail-biting and heartwrenching novel of a decades-old murder and a shocking secret.

Some novels hold you in their spell and never let you go...

Unravel the mystery of THE LOST CHILD. Read the heartwrenching new novel from the author of the international bestseller THE GIRL IN THE LETTER, Emily Gunnis.

A tragic death. A missing baby. A long-kept secret...

1960. Thirteen-year-old Rebecca and her mother live in fear of Rebecca's father's violent temper. As a storm batters Seaview Cottage one night, Rebecca hears a visitor at the door and an argument ensues. By the time the police arrive, the visitor has fled and both Rebecca's parents are dead. No one believes Rebecca's story that she heard a stranger downstairs...

2014. Iris, a journalist, is sent to cover the story of a new mother on the run with her desperately ill baby, as the police race against time to find them. When the trail leads back to Seaview Cottage, the childhood home of Iris's own mother, Rebecca, Iris must unravel the events of the night Rebecca is desperate to forget for Seaview Cottage to give up its secrets.

Readers adore the novels of Emily Gunnis...

'Compelling, twisty, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking. A novel that stays with you' Sophie Kinsella

'Truly hard to put down. Fast paced, brilliantly plotted and desperately sad at times - all hallmarks of a bestseller' Lesley Pearse

'A pacy, heartrending read' S magazine, Sunday Express

'As moving as it is disturbing. A real triumph' Woman & Home

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Emily Gunnis

Emily Gunnis previously worked in TV drama and lives in Brighton with her young family. She is one of the four daughters of Sunday Times bestselling author Penny Vincenzi.

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