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GHOST GIRL LESLEY THOMSON

June 27, 2014

9781781857670GHOST GIRL BY LESLEY THOMSON

THE NUMBER ONE BEST SELLER

It’s a year since her father’s death, but Stella Darnell has not moved on. She visits his house every day and cleans it, leaving it spotless as if he might return. Terry Darnell was Detective Chief Superintendent at Hammersmith police station, and she has discovered what looks like an unsolved case in his darkroom a folder of unlabelled photographs of deserted streets. But why did he never file them at the station or report them to his colleagues?

The oldest photograph dates back to 1966. To a day when May Thornton, age 10, was taking her little brother home from school in time for tea. That afternoon, as the moors Murderers  were sent to prison for life, Mary witnesses something that will haunt forever. As Stella inches closer to the truth her father could never acquire, the events of the day begin to haunt her too.

About the author

A kind of Vanishing. won the people’s Book Prize in 2010

Her second novel , The Detectives Daughter, was published in 2013 and sold over 300,000 copies, which I still have on my book shelf to read.

Ghost girl chapter one opens up in March 2009, then bounces to the year April 2012.

This haunting novel has 468 pages

THE SUNDAY TIMES REVIEW

This is a haunting novel about loss and reconciliation, driven by a simple but clever plot.

LITERARY REVIEW

A clever mystery plot its excellence is in the characters, all credible and memorable.

ELLY GRIFFITHS

Wonderful, absorbing, intelligent takes you on a journey through time, loss and memory.

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