Half The World Away

Every parent’s darkest gap year nightmare.

A thriller about estranged couple Jo and Tom Maddox reunited in a desperate search for their daughter Lori missing in China. Landing in a totally unfamiliar country and receiving scant help from the local authorities, Jo and Tom are forced to turn detective, following in their daughter’s footsteps. The hunt for Lori is an unbearably difficult challenge exacerbated by cultural differences and the language barrier. And as the days pass, the fear that Lori is lost for good grows ever larger.



‘a fascinating glimpse into modern China’ The Sunday Mirror

‘gripping … brilliantly juxtaposes domestic detail with an increasingly desperate investigation into dreadful crimes’ The Sunday Times

‘powerful and moving’ Daily Express

‘a tale perfectly executed on tramlines of terrifically taut suspense. Staincliffe writes simply, resulting in very direct prose that cuts to the bone when it comes to emotion’ Catholic Herald

‘a nerve-shredding story’ The Big Issue

‘an emotional, gripping page turner … a must read for this summer’ welovethisbook

‘shocking and suspenseful … intelligently written and simply unputdownable’ Claire Loves To Read

‘detection merges with high emotion’ The Times

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