Nine year old Paul wakes to find his mother standing at his bedroom door. 'I'll just be a minute,' she says. And disappears. He fights against a future decided by others, certain of only one thing - his mother's love. But why did she leave? Where did she go? He never stops searching. Not as a Child. Not as a Man. Finally he has the answers. But the past casts a long shadow, ensnaring him in a relentless search for the truth - whatever the cost. Set against the dramatic backdrop of North Devon and the island of Lundy, Shadow Child draws the reader into a world of loss and longing, a world with a deadly secret at its heart.