The Sudden Appearance of Hope
My name is Hope Arden. I am the girl the world forgets. It started when I was sixteen years old. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger. No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am. That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous ...The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you for ever.
Well-paced, brilliant and balanced New York Times Wonderful NPR Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination -- Alex Marwood, author of THE WICKED GIRLS Fantastic Kirkus Smart, compelling ... Hope [is] the perfect foil for a world where your identity gets rendered in increasingly indelible digital ink Tech Insider Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination Alex Marwood, author of THE WICKED GIRLS Beautifully written, with a protagonist who is both tragic and heroic, the novel is remarkably powerful and deeply memorable, the latest in a string of terrific books from this newly emerged star in the genre-blending universe BOOKLIST This is a book which is incredibly compelling, and incredibly heartbreaking at times. I could not put it down The Forest of Books
Claire North is a pseudonym for British author Catherine Webb. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August was her first novel published under the Claire North name, and was one of the fastest-selling new SFF titles of the last ten years. It was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, the Radio 2 Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club promotions. Her next novel Touch was published in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim and was described by the Independent as "little short of a masterpiece". Catherine currently works as a theatre lighting designer and is a fan of big cities, urban magic, Thai food and graffiti-spotting. She lives in London. Find her on Twitter as @ClaireNorth42.