Sunday, January 4, 2009

There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern

Do you ever wonder where things go when they are missing? Sandy Shortt becomes obsessed with finding where missing things and people are. The obsession begins in childhood when her “frienemy” vanishes while out playing. Sandy becomes someone who cannot rest until every nook is searched if even the smallest item goes missing.

As an adult, Sandy’s job is finding missing people. She puts the same energy into finding families’ lost loved ones that she has always put into finding lost items. She is good at it and that gives families hope. Unfortunately, Sandy’s personal life has been affected by her childhood trauma and she keeps her family and the man she loves at arms length.

While jogging in an unfamiliar town, Sandy loses her way and finds herself in a place the inhabitants call, “Here”. She quickly recognizes some of the inhabitants as the missing people she has been looking for all her life. Once again, Sandy starts searching, but this time, she is searching for the way home.

Written by Angie Coburn