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Nowhere girl / Ruth Dugdall.

By: Dugdall, R. E [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Dugdall, R. E. Cate Austin: 4.Publisher: Leicester : Charnwood, 2016Copyright date: ©2015Edition: Large print edition.Description: 338 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444829952; 1444829955.Subject(s): Austin, Cate (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Luxembourg -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Large type books.Summary: When Ellie goes missing on the first day of Schueberfouer, the police are dismissive, keen not to attract negative attention on one of Luxembourg's most important events. Probation officer Cate Austin wants a fresh start; along with her daughter Amelia, she moves in with her police detective boyfriend. But when she realises just how casually he is taking the disappearance of Ellie, Cate decides to investigate matters for herself. Soon she discovers that Luxembourg has a dark heart: due to its geographical position, it is at the centre of a child trafficking ring. As Cate comes closer to finding Ellie's whereabouts, she uncovers a hidden world, placing herself in danger not just from traffickers, but from a source much closer to home...
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When Ellie goes missing on the first day of Schueberfouer, the police are dismissive, keen not to attract negative attention on one of Luxembourg's most important events. Probation officer Cate Austin wants a fresh start; along with her daughter Amelia, she moves in with her police detective boyfriend. But when she realises just how casually he is taking the disappearance of Ellie, Cate decides to investigate matters for herself. Soon she discovers that Luxembourg has a dark heart: due to its geographical position, it is at the centre of a child trafficking ring. As Cate comes closer to finding Ellie's whereabouts, she uncovers a hidden world, placing herself in danger not just from traffickers, but from a source much closer to home...

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In this fourth installment of the series, 17-year-old Ellie Scheen goes missing after befriending a pair of teens at an annual fair in Luxembourg. Her family is naturally frantic-especially her mother, with whom Ellie has had a turbulent relationship. Through letters to her absent daughter, Bridget reveals that she feels guilty because she is bored with her life and misses being the war zone nurse she was before becoming a wife and mother. The novel follows several other characters, including Cate Austin, a family friend, and a young Muslim teen named Amina who has come to the country to try to make a better life. As with previous novels in the series, the award-winning British author uses her experiences as a former probation officer to weave together a suspenseful story using various perspectives. Current world issues, such as child trafficking and the challenges of being an undocumented immigrant, play a big part in the plot. Although Cate's boyfriend is the lead detective trying to locate Ellie, it is Cate who uses her instincts and various clues to find the girl. VERDICT Hand this novel to teens who appreciate plot twists, for even after the orchestrator of the kidnapping is revealed, this cautionary tale is riveting until the last page.-Sherry J. Mills, Hazelwood East High School, St. Louis © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.