About The Book

A haunting tale of love and loss that will make you think twice

What would you do if you had the chance to change a pivotal moment from your past?
 
How far would you go to save someone you loved?
   
These are just two of the fateful choices a woman is forced to grapple with in this highly original and hauntingly evocative detective story of love and loss.
 
At the core of the enigmatic Stella’s story, past and present, is a mystery she is compelled to solve, a beautiful young woman who went missing fifty years ago – and a tragedy much closer to home she must try to prevent.
 
As Stella unravels the dark secrets of her family's past and her own, it becomes clear that everyone remembers the past differently and the small choices we make every day can change our future irrevocably.


'A beautifully compelling book that dares to not only ask “What if?” but to explore that question with heart-busting yearning, wry humour and masterful storytelling.' Kate Mulvany, playwright and actor​

The Lost Girls is a wonderfully unsettling novel about anger, loss and hope. Tightly written and compulsive, its twists had me frantically turning the pages.' Emma Viskic, award-winning author of And Fire Came Down and Resurrection Bay

About The Author

Jacalin King

Jennifer Spence has worked as an English teacher, a scriptwriter of soap operas and a technical writer. She is the author of three children’s books and a crime novel. She lives in Sydney.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (February 1, 2019)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781925791372

Raves and Reviews

'A beautifully compelling book that dares to not only ask “What if?” but to explore that question with heart-busting yearning, wry humour and masterful storytelling.'

– Kate Mulvany, playwright and actor

The Lost Girls is a wonderfully unsettling novel about anger, loss and hope. Tightly written and compulsive, its twists had me frantically turning the pages.’

– Emma Viskic, award-winning author of And Fire Came Down and Resurrection Bay

‘A clever and haunting book that plays on the butterfly effect’

– Spectrum

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