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Mandy Miller disappeared from Hallow’s End when she was just 3 years old. She was never found.

Thirty years on, Elaine Ellis is carrying her mother’s ashes back to Hallow’s End to scatter them in the place that she once called home. Elaine has never been there, but it’s the only place Jean talked about while she was growing up – so it seems as good a place as any.

As Elaine settles into her holiday cottage in the peaceful Devonshire village, she gets to know the locals; family she never knew she had, eccentric and old-fashioned gentry, and new friends where she would least expect them. But she is intrigued by the tale of the missing girl that the village still carries at its heart, and which somehow continues to overshadow them all. Little does she know how much more involved in the mystery she will become


I must hope my review does this book justice i can not praise enough

I would recommend you all read this wonderful book is so gripping to read and such a great mystery too

Ann writing style is so easy to follow she so clever at just pulling you into the story and hooking you there her description are so good I could see Hollows End in my head it sounded so creepy and the people that live there seem so odd what did you think ?

The story packed with drama and some very good twists it a was a real page turner for me i just want to know what was going to happen next the twists are so good i really could not put it down

The story revolves around this creepy village 30 years ago Mandy a three year old when missing was she dead ? Now Elaine return with her mum ashes to the village her mum grow up in soon things start to unravel lots of hidden secrets come to light did you guess any ? Some will keep you guessing some were very deep and dark

Brodie was Mandy sister she seem to live in Mandy shadow she had never met her soon she and Elaine become very friendly both seem to have a very tough life as you read you will see the secret being to be uncovered you will be grip by them i was

Ann done a brilliant job of giving up small glues or secret one by one bit by bit this will just hook you some were so shocking to read about

Elaine was a great character she seem very shy and very withdrawn my heart when out to her i felt her mum had a hold over her did you ? What was this hold ?

I like the friendship her and Brodie had both so different to each other but what a great friendship there seem to have

All the characters seem to real to me some were very wried and odd but they all seem to weave into the story line so well you will soon be part of this community

Ann brought a different and difficult subject into the story line i felt she dealt with the metal health issues very well it was told with such care and so wonderful wrote

I enjoy all the different subplot you are left guessing the twist and the end just brilliant i really did enjoy this book I found it so captivating and very thought provoking you will to

I recommend you all read this wonderful book

This book is in my top 10 of this year a brilliant wrote book by a very lovely and talented author Ann i can not praise you enough i loved this book so much it just totally hooked me

You all must read this brilliant book x

Thank for reading my review and thank you to Ann and Jenny for letting me be part of this book tour

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Amazon UK:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Child-Ann-Troup-…/…/ref=sr_1_2…
Amazon US:http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Child-Ann-Troup-eb…/…/ref=sr_1_1…
About Ann

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Ann Troup tells tales and can always make something out of nothing (which means she writes books and can create unique things from stuff other people might not glance twice at). She was once awarded 11 out of 10 for a piece of poetry at school – she now holds that teacher entirely responsible for her inclination to write.
Her writing space is known as ‘the empty nest’, having formerly been her daughters bedroom. She shares this space with ten tons of junk and an elderly Westie, named Rooney, who is her constant companion whether she likes it or not. He likes to contribute to the creative process by going to sleep on top of her paperwork and running away with crucial post-it notes, which have inadvertently become stuck to his fur. She is thinking of renaming him Gremlin.
She lives by the sea in Devon with her husband and said dog. Two children have been known to remember the place that they call home, but mainly when they are in need of a decent roast dinner, it’s Christmas or when only Mum will do. She also has extremely decent stepchildren.


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(A Kindle Paperwhite, a Kindle Paperwhite cover, Amazon and Costa vouchers)




  1. lynseyf14 says:

    I loved this book thought it was a brilliant read

  2. Thank you for taking part in the tour 🙂 Glad you liked the book!

  3. I would spend the Amazon voucher on some of the great new releases

  4. Sounds like a spectacular book. Great review AJ.

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