Eight years ago, a man walked five-year-old Hannah out the front doors of her school and spirited her over the Mexican border, taking her into the world of a cult known as The Chosen.
Now, after years of searching, childhood survivors of the group have found the girl in Argentina. But getting her out is a whole new challenge.
For the rescue they need someone who is brilliant, fearless and utterly ruthless.
Vanessa Michael Munroe.
Because the only way to get Hannah out is for Munroe to go in
has a remarkable life story - raised in a religious cult, the Children of God, she was denied basic education, her storytelling quashed by cult leaders, and her writing confiscated and burned. When she finally broke free of the movement, she was determined to write a novel - and she has now written two, The Informationist and The Innocent. The Informationist was an instant bestseller on publication in America. She has lived in central Africa but now lives in Dallas.
Random House Australia
Author: Taylor Stevens
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