Why Didn't You Come for Me?

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Soho Press, May 17, 2011 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Sometimes Jo still wakes up suddenly, thinking she can hear Lauren's cry. Although twelve years have passed since her baby daughter was abducted, photos of the child continue to arrive by post with the words I still have her scrawled on the back. The police think it's a hoax, but Jo has always believed them to be genuine—and until there is some hard evidence to the contrary, she will always hold on to the belief that Lauren is still alive. Bit if the pictures really do come from the kidnapper, it means they have been keeping track of Jo's movements all these years. Recently Jo has begun to feel as if she is being watched—and that whoever has her daughter is getting closer. Is Jo's husband right to dismiss her fears as paranoia, or might Jo herself be in danger? As her life begins to unravel, Jo fears that the truth may lie in the half-forgotten distant past, scarred by rumors of insanity and murder.

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About the author (2011)

Diane Janes grew up in Birmingham, UK. In between marrying and raising two children, she worked in just about every field, from mortgages to engineering, until she eventually gave up the day job to write fulltime. Her first book, The Pull of the Moon, was critically acclaimed and has been shortlisted for the 2010 CWA New Blood Dagger. Diane has lived in the north of England for the last twenty years.

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