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  • Published: 14 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143788225
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

The Girl Who Was Taken




Two women – one the sister of a missing girl and the other a victim who escaped – come together to unmask a killer in this heart-stopping, unputdownable thriller from a sensational new voice in suspense fiction.

If you loved THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, don't miss this sensational suspense thriller that will keep you guessing to the very end . . .

Her truth is only half the story . . .

Megan McDonald is a high school senior when she disappears from the small town of Emerson Bay. Miraculously, after two weeks held captive, she escapes from a bunker hidden deep in the woods.

Now, one year on, Megan is a national celebrity thanks to her bestselling book, Missing. It’s an inspiring story – except for one inconvenient detail.

There was a second girl who was taken. Her classmate Nicole Cutty.

Livia Cutty is a forensic pathologist. Every time a Jane Doe arrives at the morgue she wonders if it’s her missing sister. However, it’s the body of a young man, an apparent suicide, that finally offers the first clue to Nicole’s fate. So Livia reaches out to Megan for help.

But Megan knows more than she’s revealed. Flashes of memory are coming together – and they are pointing to something darker and more monstrous than anything her chilling memoir describes.

  • Published: 14 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143788225
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Charlie Donlea

Charlie Donlea is a USA Today bestselling author who has been praised as a 'bold new writer…on his way to becoming a major figure in the world of suspense' (Publishers Weekly). He was born and raised in Chicago, where he continues to live with his wife and two young children. He is the author of three novels: Summit Lake, TheGirl Who Was Taken, Don't Believe It and The Woman in Darkness (published elsewhere as Some Choose Darkness). His new novel, The Suicide House, was released in August 2020.

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Praise for The Girl Who Was Taken

Chilling and suspenseful. I was gripped from the first page.

Candice Fox, bestselling author of CRIMSON LAKE

Keeps the reader guessing and second-guessing until the end.

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