Out of the Dark

Natasha Cooper

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19 May 2016
282 pages

How could anyone refuse to help an eight-year-old boy running for his life?

In the fourth Trish Maguire novel, her whole world is changed when the boy is knocked over by a skidding car outside her London flat.

Fighting to save his life, the casualty team find Trish's name and address sewn into his clothes. He looks so like her that the police are convinced he's her son. Only she knows he can't be. So who has sent him? And why?

Her desperate search for his identity takes Trish to a brutal inner-city housing estate, where she picks up the trail of a violent murder. It is not long before she discovers that the chief suspect is her father . . .

Convincing and hard-hitting

The Times

Trish is an engaging character, warm, human, and well-drawn

Sunday Times

Warmth, sincerity and good characterisation. Raises it above others in the genre

Sunday Telegraph