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

The Second Life of Amy Archer

Family Drama   Thriller / Suspense   Debuts of the Month   Literary Fiction   

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August 2013 Debut of the Month.

A dark, taut, chilling, high-concept psychological suspense thriller for fans of Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson and Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl. Ten years ago Amy Archer went missing. Then a stranger introduces her mother to a little girl who seems to be Amy - but she hasn’t aged a day... What has happened to Amy and how far will her mother go to find the truth?

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Synopsis

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

Ten years ago she disappeared without a trace...now she's back. 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 tenth 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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We have asked a select number of members and browsers to review The Second Life of Amy Archer. You can read their reviews below.

Lynda DeFreitas - 'This story has everything. It's a chilling psychological thriller, a peek into the world of psychics and reincarnation, and a heart-rending tale of loss, grief and remorse...This debut novel is a stunner and I can't wait for the next one.' Click here to read the full review.

Catherine Jenkins - 'Fans of magical realism and psychological thrillers will find their fix in this discomforting debut, where lives intertwine and the boundaries between true and false - real and imagined - bleed into one another.' Click here to read the full review.

Nikki Clark - 'The mother’s perspective written by a male author was refreshing and very believable. An excellent book and one I would highly recommend!' Click here to read the full review.

Catherine Larner - 'this story is sensitively and realistically handled and each new twist and revelation is perfectly paced.' Click here to read the full review.

Zarina de Ruiter - 'The Second Life of Amy Archer is a fantastic debut by author R.S. Pateman and right up there with recent acclaimed psychological thrillers Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; disturbing, gripping and suspenseful until the final page.' Click here to read the full review.

Nicola Foster - www.mygoodbookshelf.wordpress.com - 'I was impressed by the author’s descriptive prose, not to mention the imaginative concept of this story and I will certainly read more by him in future.' Click here to read the full 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

18th July 2013

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

Family Drama
Thriller / Suspense
Debuts of the Month
Literary Fiction

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781409128564

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