The Leaving by Tara Altebrando (paperback)
This novel has been really popular with our Young Adult readers ever since it first appeared in the bookshop in 2016. Addictive and unforgettable, The Leaving seethes with rich characters, tense storytelling and high stakes.
Eleven years ago, six five-year-olds went missing without a trace. After all this time, the people left behind have moved on, or tried to.
Until today. Now five of those kids are back. They're sixteen, and they are ... fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mother she barely recognises, and doesn't really know who she's supposed to be, either. But she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, but they can't recall where they've been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max. He doesn't come back and everyone wants answers.
Publisher : Bloomsbury Children's Books; UK ed. edition (8 Jun. 2016). Paperback : 432 pages. Dimensions : 19.8 x 2.9 x 13 cm