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A decades-old crime threatens to tear apart three generations of women in this unputdownable mystery that will keep you gripped until its last heart-wrenching page.

Almost every graduating class had a girl who disappeared.

1949 It is the coldest winter Orcades Island has ever known, when a pregnant sixteen-year-old arrives at Fairmile, a home for ‘fallen women’ run by the Catholic Church. She and her baby will disappear before the snow melts.

2013 Frankie Gray
has come to the island for the summer, hoping for one last shot at reconnecting with her teenage daughter, Izzy, before starting a job as a deputy sheriff. They are staying with her mother, Diana, at The Fairmile Inn, soon to be a boutique hotel, but when an elderly nun is found dead in suspicious circumstances, and then a tiny skeleton is discovered in the grounds of the house, Frankie is desperate for answers.

At once an evocative, unsettling tale of past misdeeds and a crime thriller that will have you reading with your heart in your mouth, The Only Child is compulsively addictive storytelling from the international bestselling author of The Silk House.

Praise for Kayte Nunn:


‘The story carries all the elements of a classic gothic tale . . . that comes with a thrilling twist in the final pages’ Daily Telegraph

‘Beautifully written with heart-stopping pacing’ The Australian Women’s Weekly

‘This spellbinding story intertwines three strong, fearless women in the pursuit of fulfilling their dreams’ Family Circle

‘I found myself racing towards the final pages. Utterly spellbinding’ NATASHA LESTER

‘A haunting, atmospheric novel that is near-impossible to put down’ SALLY HEPWORTH

‘Hugely engaging’ Daily Mail

‘Well-crafted and well-informed’ Sydney Morning Herald