Without You

Without You

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by Saskia Sarginson
     
 

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1984 - Suffolk, England.
When 17-year-old Eva goes missing at sea, everyone presumes that she drowned. Her parents' relationship is falling apart, undermined by guilt and grief. But her younger sister, Faith, refuses to consider a life without Eva; she's determined to find her sister and bring her home alive.
Close to the shore looms the shape of an island --… See more details below

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1984 - Suffolk, England.
When 17-year-old Eva goes missing at sea, everyone presumes that she drowned. Her parents' relationship is falling apart, undermined by guilt and grief. But her younger sister, Faith, refuses to consider a life without Eva; she's determined to find her sister and bring her home alive.
Close to the shore looms the shape of an island -- out of bounds, mysterious, and dotted with windowless concrete huts. What nobody knows is that inside one of the huts Eva is being held captive. That she is fighting to survive -- and return home...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 04/28/2014
At the start of this strong psychological thriller from British author Sarginson, her second novel after 2013’s The Twins, 17-year-old Eva Gale goes missing in a boating accident off the Suffolk coast in 1984. Her father, Max, who was sailing with Eva on that fateful summer day, is consumed with guilt. In the months that follow, Max and his wife, Clara, move in separate spheres of pain, barely able to attend to their younger daughter, Faith. Dreamy, unconventional Faith is steadfastly devoted to her belief that Eva has not drowned but is alive on the deserted Ministry of Defence testing island that the sisters sometimes explored. Readers soon learn that Billy, a conflicted ex-soldier, is holding Eva captive on the island. Sarginson vividly depicts the ways in which each person feels alone, whether in actual isolation like Eva or Billy, or in emotional isolation like the other family members, as she gradually reveals deeper secrets. Agent: Eve White, Eve White Literary Agent (U.K.). (June)
From the Publisher
"A perfect R&J summer read, a psychological thriller of sisters and a dreadful childhood incident, the details of which are drip fed to us throughout the book, building layers of complexity to the story at each revelation....Highly compulsive."—The Bookseller on The Twins

"Beautifully Done."—Publishers Weekly on The Twins

"[O]utstandingly good. Part-thriller, part-love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down."—The Sun (UK) on The Twins

"Everybody has an opinion about twins and the bond between them. Well this novel has two sets of twins and will make you curious to know more. The competition, the struggle for power but also the loyalty between them are extraordinary... This novel reads like a modern fairy tale, I loved it."—Pages & Pages, Sydney on The Twins

"Beautifully written with characters you'll learn to love."—Dymocks Rouse Hill, Sydney on The Twins

"This debut novel by Saskia Sarginson reveals a stunning writer with deep insight into people, their thoughts and behavior. It is a beautifully crafted and compelling story that won't disappoint."—NZ Women's Weekly on The Twins

"The debut novel from British author Saskia Sarginson simply called The Twins, is anything but simple: it's a beautifully layered novel about childhood, the haunting nature of secrets and the unbreakable bond of twins...a compelling slow burn of a story with evocative writing. It's an accomplished first novel by Saskia Sarginson and it was with genuine pleasure I read she's already at work on her next novel - which I will definitely be adding to my wish list."—The Well Read Kitty on The Twins

"This book got its hooks into us and wouldn't let go. Hypnotic, with real emotional punch."—Star, 4 starred review (UK) on The Twins

The Bookseller on The Twins
"A perfect R&J summer read, a psychological thriller of sisters and a dreadful childhood incident, the details of which are drip fed to us throughout the book, building layers of complexity to the story at each revelation....Highly compulsive."
The Sun (UK) on The Twins
"[O]utstandingly good. Part-thriller, part-love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down."
NZ Women's Weekly on The Twins
"This debut novel by Saskia Sarginson reveals a stunning writer with deep insight into people, their thoughts and behavior. It is a beautifully crafted and compelling story that won't disappoint."
The Well Read Kitty on The Twins
"The debut novel from British author Saskia Sarginson simply called The Twins, is anything but simple: it's a beautifully layered novel about childhood, the haunting nature of secrets and the unbreakable bond of twins...a compelling slow burn of a story with evocative writing. It's an accomplished first novel by Saskia Sarginson and it was with genuine pleasure I read she's already at work on her next novel - which I will definitely be adding to my wish list."
4 starred review (UK) on The Twins Star
"This book got its hooks into us and wouldn't let go. Hypnotic, with real emotional punch."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316246217
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
06/10/2014
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
80,826
File size:
1 MB

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