Where Have You Been?

AUTHOR: Wendy James
FORMAT: Paperback
EXTENT: 252 pages
SIZE: 235 x 155 mm
ISBN: 9781921401466
RIGHTS: Australia and New Zealand
CATEGORY: Fiction, Wendy James,


Wendy James

Where Have You Been? is a gripping domestic thriller that takes the form of a classic impostor novel, with a 21st century twist.

Susan and Ed Middleton are perfectly content with their lives. Two kids, two cars, a solid brick bungalow in the suburbs. There’s barely a ripple in the surface of their happy existence.

But when Susan’s older sister, who vanished as a teenager, reappears to claim an inheritance, everything is set to change… Karen – now known as Carly – has had a tough time during the past twenty years: drugs, prostitution, prison.

As Carly insinuates herself further and further into the Middleton’s lives, suspicions are aroused – is she really Susan’s sister, returned from the dead? If she isn’t Karen, who is she?


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Praise for Where Have You Been?:

James has cleverly crafted this novel in true thriller style, making the reader second-guess at every opportunity. Where Have You Been? is a novel you’ll not want to put down.



Identity is an important theme in Australian writing, and it is this that constitutes the real worth of Where Have You Been.


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