Genre: Mystery/Family Drama
Eight years ago, after a series of family arguments Mandy walked out and disappeared. For her family, it was devastating.
Changing her name to Amanda and moving to a different part of the country, she begins a new life working in a hotel. One evening a programme about missing people comes on the television. Her face fills the TV screen.
Everything Mandy had tried to forget returns with new clarity. Seeing the special bond families visiting her hotel have, she realises there is a hole in her heart where hers should be.
Will she have the courage to face the past and realise the misunderstanding was caused by her family’s unique situation?
Finding Amanda is a story of courage and hope and a bond that never breaks.
The moment she always dreaded had arrived.
The television programme had just started and featured people who were also classed as missing. Other photographs flashed up on the screen before they were all displayed side by side and hers was amongst them.
Jamie was incredulous. “You ran away from home?”
“Yes,” she admitted, “Eight years ago.” Her stomach churned as she remembered the awful winter of 1984.
“But why?” Jamie’s attractive features were scrunched up with confusion.
Amanda covered her mouth with her hand realising the secret she had kept for so long was out. Part of her always knew this day would come, just not now, not when she was with Jamie.
Their relationship was relatively new, and she liked him a lot. Luckily, he liked her as well.
Clearing her throat Amanda knew she couldn’t just brush it away. She had to tell the truth, or some of it. “Things became difficult at home and I had to leave.”
Published by Crimson Cloak Publishing
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