Where Have You Been? is a domestic thriller that takes the form of a classic imposter novel, but with a 21st century twist. A seemingly perfect family household is rocked by the reappearance of a sister they thought was long gone. Suspicions soon arise and no one is sure if she is who she claims to be.
Susan and Ed Middleton are perfectly content with their lives. Two kids, two cars, a solid brick bungalow in a respectable beaches suburb. They're good people, model citizens. There's barely a ripple in the surface of their happy existence. But when Susan's older sister, who vanished as a teenager, reappears to claim an inheritance, everything is set to change...
Karen- now known as Carly- has had a tough time during the past twenty years: drugs, prostitution, prison. At least that's what she tells them. As Carly insinuates herself further and further into the Middleton's lives, suspicious are aroused- is she really Susan's sister, returned from the dead? If she isn't Karen, who is she? And, imposter or not, why is the Middleton's relaxed and comfortable world suddenly spinning way out of control?
Wendy James is an author of novels and short stories. Her first novel, Out of the Silence (Random House, 2005) won the Ned Kelly Award for first crime fiction and was shortlisted for the Nita May Dobbie Award for woman's writing. She recently published her second novel, The Stelle Diaries (Vintage, 2008) as well as a successful collection of short stories- Why She Loves Him (UWA Publishing 2009). Wendy grew up in western NSW and on the northern beaches of Sydney. She now lives with her husband and children in Armidale, NSW.
Where Have You Been?
Author: Wendy James