Around the World in 80 Children’s Books: A Global Booklist for Kids
Location(s): Cambodia, London, Singapore, Thailand
Genre(s): Suspense, Thriller
Thailand. An epic storm. A shipwreck. A white man has been found alive.
But who is he? Suffering horrific injuries and burns, he is taken to a local hospital. He is mute. Everything is a blank. They tell him his name. That is all he knows. When his Chinese wife arrives, he has no choice but to return to London to her family. He starts getting better with care and more surgery until one day… he’s assaulted. And he knows why.
The blow brings back a dangerous memory. But he’s crippled, disfigured and penniless… and he’s living the life of the man they think he is. What will he risk to uncover the truth?
If you like a compelling, suspenseful thriller with witty dialogue and taut, dark storytelling, you’ll love Ivy Ngeow’s Overboard.
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