Author(s): Christian White
A little girl went missing years ago. That child is you. A dark and gripping debut psychological thriller that won the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award, previously won by THE DRY and THE ROSIE PROJECT. 'Read page one, and you won't stop. Guaranteed' Jeffery DeaverA child was stolen twenty years agoLittle Sammy Went vanishes from her home in Manson, Kentucky - an event that devastates her family and tears apart the town's deeply religious community.And somehow that missing girl is youKim Leamy, an Australian photographer, is approached by a stranger who turns her world upside down - he claims she is the kidnapped Sammy and that everything she knows about herself is based on a lie.How far will you go to uncover the truth?In search of answers, Kim returns to the remote town of Sammy's childhood to face up to the ghosts of her early life. But the deeper she digs into her family background the more secrets she uncovers... And the closer she gets to confronting the trauma of her dark and twisted past.
Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter. His debut novel, The Nowhere Child (previously Decay Theory) won the 2017 Wheeler Centre Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript. He co-created the television series Carnivores, currently in development with Matchbox Pictures and Heyday TV, and co-wrote Relic, a psychological horror feature film to be produced by Carver Films (The Snowtown Murders, Partisan), supported through Screen Australia and Film Victoria.
Born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, Christian had an eclectic range of ‘day jobs’ before he was able to write full time, including food-cart driver on a golf course and video editor for an adult film company. He now spends his days writing from home in Melbourne, where he lives with his wife, filmmaker Summer DeRoche, and their adopted greyhound, Issy. He has a passion for true crime podcasts, Stephen King and anything to do with Bigfoot. The Nowhere Child is his first book. He’s working on his second.