That Girl From Nowhere
Dorothy Koomson

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Narrated By: Adjoa Andoh, Akiya Henry

Duration: 15 hours and 11 minutes

What to expect

From the bestselling author of The Ice Cream Girls, The Woman He Loved Before and My Best Friend's Girl, an emotional story about love, identity and the meaning of family.

‘Where are you coming from with that accent of yours?’ he asks.
‘Nowhere,’ I reply. ‘I’m from nowhere.’
‘Everyone’s from somewhere,’ he says.
Not me,’ I reply silently.

Clemency Smittson was adopted as a baby and the only connection she has to her birth mother is a cardboard box hand-decorated with butterflies. Now an adult, Clem decides to make a drastic life change and move to Brighton, where she was born. Clem has no idea that while there she'll meet someone who knows all about her butterfly box and what happened to her birth parents.

As the tangled truths about her adoption and childhood start to unravel, a series of shocking events cause Clem to reassess whether the price of having contact with her birth family could be too high to pay...


Modern & contemporary fiction

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Packs an emotional punch

Sunday Mirror

Her best yet... powerful and beautifully written - and highly recommended!

Fabulous, Sun on Sunday

Immediately gripping and relentlessly intense, this story grabs you by the innards right from the off


Cracker of a novel... completely involving from the get-go

Daily Mail

Complex and thrilling