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.
Praise for Claire North:
´Just extraordinary´ Claire Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go
´Beautiful and gripping´ Guardian
´Little short of a masterpiece´ Independent
´North´s talent shines out´ Sunday Times
´One of the fiction highlights of the decade´ Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club
Claire North is the pen name for the Carnegie-nominated Catherine Webb. Her previous novel The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, the Waterstones Book Club and the Radio 2 Book Club. 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