Where Have You Been?

Where Have You Been?

by Wendy James
published 2010
Ligature finest
genre Literary Fiction · Mystery

e-book · $9.99

print + e-book · $27.99


Susan and Ed Middleton are perfectly happy in their model middle-class family on Sydney’s northern beaches. But everything changes when Susan’s mother wills half her estate to Karen, Susan’s sister—a sister who disappeared twenty years earlier and has never been seen again.

The woman who turns up, claiming to her sister, isn’t the Karen she remembers—but that was a lifetime ago. Are there glimpses of the girl she knew, or is it just her imagination? Karen’s disappearance and presumed death all but destroyed her parents’ lives—but will her return threaten the new life and family that Susan has worked so hard for?

Where Have You Been? is a mystery and a thriller, a story of hope, of betrayal—and the fragility of all we take for granted.

‘Structured like a symphony ... as hard to put down as any thriller.’ —Katharine England, The Advertiser

‘The narrative’s power and cumulative suspense call to mind Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo ... Wendy James is a strong, versatile writer and this, her fourth book of fiction, will add to her growing reputation.’ —Sara Dowse, Sydney Morning Herald

‘Wendy James’s third novel, Where Have You Been?, an intriguing story of family, loss, memory and identity, is just as compelling as her previous ones.’ —Australian Book Review