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The Second Life of Amy Archer by R. S. Pateman
  

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Narrated by a still-grieving mother who lost her daughter ten years earlier, is now in shock as a woman turns up with a girl she claims is her ‘reincarnated’ daughter. We only see the plot from the poor mother’s slightly unstable point of view which makes for a tense, fast read. The ‘reincarnation’ takes a minute or two to accept and then when a sinister turn occurs you get completely hooked.

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The Second Life of Amy Archer by R. S. Pateman

On 31st December 1999, ten-year-old Amy Archer went missing from her local playground. Her body was never found and the lives of her parents, Beth and Brian, were torn apart. On the 10th anniversary of the disappearance, Beth is alone, still struggling with the enormity of her grief and the horror of not knowing the fate of her only child. But the fear and confusion have only just begun, and Beth's world is turned upside down when a stranger knocks on her door, claiming to know what happened to Amy. Beth is introduced to a little girl who is the uncanny double of her missing daughter, who knows things that only Amy would remember: the name of her favourite toy, the place where she scratched her initials, what Beth likes for breakfast. But this can't be Amy, she hasn't aged a day...Now Beth is forced to question everything she has ever believed in, and push her faith and her sanity to the limits, if she is to find out the truth about what happened to Amy.

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A slick and gripping debut. His writing style is rare; the minute details bring to life the characters, locations and the modern world so vividly that scene by scene it is almost palpable - WE LOVE THIS BOOK

'A gripping and well-written tale' - LITERARY REVIEW

About the Author

R. S. Pateman

R.S. Pateman has been a copywriter working with some of the UK's largest ad agencies and companies. He lives in London.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th April 2014

Author

R. S. Pateman

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781409128540

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