The Lost Child

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Mandy Miller disappeared from Hallow’s End when she was just 3 years old. She was never found.

‘The Lost Child is complex, mysterious and highly compelling reading.’ - Reviewed the Book

Thirty years on, Elaine Ellis is carrying her mother’s ashes back to Hallow’s End to scatter them in the place that she once called home. Elaine has never been there, but it’s the only place Jean talked about while she was growing up – so it seems as good a place as any.

As Elaine settles into her holiday cottage in the peaceful Devonshire village, she gets to know the locals; family she never knew she had, eccentric and old-fashioned gentry, and new friends where she would least expect them. But she is intrigued by the tale of the missing girl that the village still carries at its heart, and which somehow continues to overshadow them all. Little does she know how much more involved in the mystery she will become...

For fans of K.L Slater, Diane Chamberlain and C.L. Taylor

What readers are saying about The Lost Child

‘atmospheric, haunting and quite dark’ – Book boodle

‘An unusual, beautifully written mystery.’ – The Disorganised Author

‘A fabulous book that gripped me and left me wanting more!’ – Compelling Reads

‘You won't spot the twists and turns coming and they will keep you on the edge of your seat!! You just won't want to put this book down until you find out what happens at the end!’ – Becky Lock

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What if everything you knew was a lie...

This house has a past that won’t stay hidden, and it is time for the dead to speak.

Returning to Number 17, Coronation Square, Edie is shocked to find the place she remembers from childhood reeks of mould and decay. After her aunt Dolly’s death Edie must clear out the home on a street known for five vicious murders many years ago, but under the dirt and grime of years of neglect lurk dangerous truths.

For in this dark house there is misery, sin and dark secrets that can no longer stay hidden. The truth must come out.

Finding herself dragged back into the horrific murders of the past, Edie must find out what really happened all those years ago. But as Edie uncovers the history of the family she had all but forgotten, she begins to wonder if sometimes it isn’t best to leave them buried.

From the bestselling author of The Lost Child don’t miss The Silent Girls

An unforgettable and addictive story, perfect for fans of Lesley Thomson, Diane Chamberlain and Tracy Buchanan.

What reviewers are saying about The Silent Girls

‘Whomever said it was somewhat like a Gone Girl or Girl on the Train story was absolutely spot on.’ – Melissa Winkelman (NetGalley)

‘Mysterious, dark and yet hopeful, this is beautifully written fiction.’ – Writing Round the Block

‘Ann Troup’s second novel is a tale that is expertly told. She is a brilliant storyteller... suspenseful and thrilling kept me glued.’ – Postcard Reviews

‘There is so much mystery and intrigue surrounding this house and the family that it’s hard to keep up and if the fast placed plot doesn't keep your interest then the many twists and turns certainly will.’ – My Reading Corner

‘The Silent Girls is a beautifully-written yet dark story with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing.’ – Karen O’Hare (Goodreads)

‘If you can handle being kept up all night as there is a chance you might not want to put this book down, and a story that keeps you guessing right up until the very end then The Silent Girls is the book for you.’ – Books and Boardies

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
May 19, 2015
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781474034968
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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What if everything you knew was a lie...

This house has a past that won’t stay hidden, and it is time for the dead to speak.

Returning to Number 17, Coronation Square, Edie is shocked to find the place she remembers from childhood reeks of mould and decay. After her aunt Dolly’s death Edie must clear out the home on a street known for five vicious murders many years ago, but under the dirt and grime of years of neglect lurk dangerous truths.

For in this dark house there is misery, sin and dark secrets that can no longer stay hidden. The truth must come out.

Finding herself dragged back into the horrific murders of the past, Edie must find out what really happened all those years ago. But as Edie uncovers the history of the family she had all but forgotten, she begins to wonder if sometimes it isn’t best to leave them buried.

From the bestselling author of The Lost Child don’t miss The Silent Girls

An unforgettable and addictive story, perfect for fans of Lesley Thomson, Diane Chamberlain and Tracy Buchanan.

What reviewers are saying about The Silent Girls

‘Whomever said it was somewhat like a Gone Girl or Girl on the Train story was absolutely spot on.’ – Melissa Winkelman (NetGalley)

‘Mysterious, dark and yet hopeful, this is beautifully written fiction.’ – Writing Round the Block

‘Ann Troup’s second novel is a tale that is expertly told. She is a brilliant storyteller... suspenseful and thrilling kept me glued.’ – Postcard Reviews

‘There is so much mystery and intrigue surrounding this house and the family that it’s hard to keep up and if the fast placed plot doesn't keep your interest then the many twists and turns certainly will.’ – My Reading Corner

‘The Silent Girls is a beautifully-written yet dark story with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing.’ – Karen O’Hare (Goodreads)

‘If you can handle being kept up all night as there is a chance you might not want to put this book down, and a story that keeps you guessing right up until the very end then The Silent Girls is the book for you.’ – Books and Boardies

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