Mark Chamberlain is a man who has everything: a job he loves; the criminal record to prove it; a cop on his trail and a houseful of stolen goods. All he's missing is Caroline May, and she's been gone for more than twenty years. Nobody knows what happened to Caroline. One afternoon her parents came home and she just wasn't there. She had been seen alone, with a stranger, on the ferry, on a plane. She was never seen again.
Mark knows all the stories about Caroline. Stealing memories is how he makes a living. Each time he breaks into a house he sees Caroline in his head. But he knows she isn't there. Until one night when he walks into a room and discovers a collection of photographs, the blonde girl he remembers, looking back at him - smiling. And he realises suddenly, that the secret of Caroline is still alive. Mark may have been abandoned, but he is no longer alone.
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"Smart, original, surprising and just about as cool as a novel can get" ( Washington Post)
"Taylor in effect has taken the not-knowing at the mystery genre's core and enshrined it, occupied its amorphous territory and made of it, as in this slight book's emotional peak, a luminous art" ( Houston Chronicle)
"There's so much pleasure and bafflement to be derived from this thriller by novelist Chad Taylor that it seems like an afterthought to point out that it's also a fascinating portrait of life in modern-day New Zealand" ( Chicago Tribune)
"Effortlessly cool" ( Esquire)
"There is a creeping sense of a dark heart to the proceedings, rather like a David Lynch film... Taylor holds your interest amid a web of neatly drawn characters, urban myths and set pieces" ( Metro)
The brilliant new novel by one of New Zealand's best writers - gripping noir at its best
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