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Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan (September 2016)

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan (September 2016)Reviewed on Wireless Books Otago Access Radio 105.4FM 17 September 2016 also on podcast

In her guise as 'Dear Amy', agony aunt for a local newspaper, Margot Lewis has dealt with all sorts of letters - but never one like this...

Dear Amy,
I've been kidnapped by a strange man.  I don't know where I am.  Please help me,
Bethan Avery

This must be a cruel hoax.  Because Bethan Avery has been missing for nearly two decades.

But as the present-day search intensifies for another missing schoolgirl, Margot is unnerved enough to take the letter to the police, hoping they will dismiss it as a sick joke.

Instead, they let Margot in on a little secret.  One that confirms her darkest fears and tangles her up in the search for the sender, which could save one young girl's life and cost Margot her own...
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