First Snow, Last Light by Wayne Johnston

Ned Vatcher is 14 when he comes home from school to find that his parents have disappeared. Years pass and Ned, who lives with his grandparents, Nan and Reg, and is in more contact than he’d like with his conniving Uncle Cyril, continues to dwell on the mystery of his parents’ disappearance. Father Duggan, a kind hearted Jesuit, remains steadfast throughout as does Sheilagh Fielding, the hard living journalist who is a recurring character in Johnston’s novels. Slowly, Ned moves towards the truth of the shocking events that led up to his parent’s disappearance. I loved this novel by Wayne Johnston – but then again I’ve loved all the books he’s written!

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