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    • Publication date:13 Jul 2017
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After She Vanished

By S.A. Dunphy

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A chilling novel about how our darkest fears are the ones we must face.

'A cracking debut thriller packed with great characters that leaves the reader wanting more' Irish Independent

He turned away for a split second. And she was gone.

Eighteen years ago David Dunnigan took his beloved six-year-old niece Beth on a shopping trip. They stopped on a crowded street to hear some buskers. She took her hand from his for a split second. And when he turned around, she was gone.
Now Dunnigan, his life shattered, is a criminology lecturer and also works as a consultant for the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Harcourt Street, specialising in cases involving missing persons. That's how he crosses paths with Harry, a young boy living on the streets whose parents have disappeared.
As Dunnigan finds himself drawn into the world of The Warrens, a transient place where the dark underbelly of society lives, will he be able to help Harry? And what of Beth will he find there?

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  • ISBN: 9781473655218
  • Publication date: 13 Jul 2017
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Hachette Books Ireland
A cracking debut thriller packed with great characters that leaves the reader wanting more — Irish Independent
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