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Dream cars have no registration plate. 


One evening, just before tea, Adam’s mum pops out for the milk and doesn’t come back, launching a frantic nationwide search. After weeks with no leads, the television crews drift away, the police start asking hairy questions, and Adam’s dad starts seeing someone else. Adam’s life is falling apart. But perhaps it was already unravelling and Adam just hadn’t seen the signs? He’s spending so much time in the counsellor’s office, he’s beginning to think he’s a head-case. Then he meets Skye, who it seems has misplaced a parent too, and things start to look up. That is, until a body is found…

Cover art by Romilly Brown

Misplaced is a gripping, poignant narrative of family loss and teenage discovery. The characterisation is outstanding. An exceptionally well-conceived and executed young adult novel.  

— Graeme Lay, author of more than 40 titles, including The Mentor, The Fools on the Hill, the acclaimed One-Foot Island trilogy for young adults, The Wave Rider, historical novel Alice and Luigi, and The Secret Life of James Cook


From the very first pages, readers are drawn into the tragic and unfathomable mystery facing Adam, a likeable teen struggling to cope with the unexpected disappearance of his mother. In his battle to deal with her disappearance, he calls upon the strength of friends and family only to discover his own inner strengths and love. Told with compassion and touching humour, this intriguing mystery pulls the reader on a tense and totally unforgettable journey. 

— Susan Brocker, author of Restless Spirit, Saving Sam, The Wolf in the Wardrobe, Brave Bess and the Anzac Horses, Dreams of Warriors, The Drover’s Quest, and many other best-loved titles.

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