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The Diamond Hunter

By Fiona McIntosh

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It won't matter how many diamonds you find if you lose the love of your child.' When six-year-old Clementine Knight loses her mother to malaria during the 1870s diamond rush in southern Africa, she is left to be raised by her destitute, alcoholic father, James. Much of Clementine's care falls to their trusty Zulu companion, Joseph One-Shoe, and the unlikely pair form an unbreakable bond. When the two men uncover a large, flawless diamond, James believes he has finally secured their future, but the discovery of the priceless gem comes at a huge cost. A dark bargain is struck to do whatever it takes to return Clementine to a respectable life at the Grant family's sprawling estate in northern England - while the diamond disappears. Years on, long-buried memories of Clementine's childhood in Africa and her beloved Joseph One-Shoe are triggered, as she questions who she can trust. To solve the mystery of what happened to her loved ones all those years ago, she must confront a painful history and finally bring justice to bear. From the harsh desert of Africa's Kimberley diamond mine to the misty, green plains of northern England, The Diamond Hunter is a breathtaking adventure story about trust and betrayal, the ultimate quest for truth, and a love that is truly priceless.

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ISBN 9780143787792
It won't matter how many diamonds you find if you lose the love of your child.' When six-year-old Clementine Knight loses her mother to malaria during the 1870s diamond rush in southern Africa, she is left to be raised by her destitute, alcoholic father, James. Much of Clementine's care falls to their trusty Zulu companion, Joseph One-Shoe, and the unlikely pair form an unbreakable bond. When the two men uncover a large, flawless diamond, James believes he has finally secured their future, but the discovery of the priceless gem comes at a huge cost. A dark bargain is struck to do whatever it takes to return Clementine to a respectable life at the Grant family's sprawling estate in northern England - while the diamond disappears. Years on, long-buried memories of Clementine's childhood in Africa and her beloved Joseph One-Shoe are triggered, as she questions who she can trust. To solve the mystery of what happened to her loved ones all those years ago, she must confront a painful history and finally bring justice to bear. From the harsh desert of Africa's Kimberley diamond mine to the misty, green plains of northern England, The Diamond Hunter is a breathtaking adventure story about trust and betrayal, the ultimate quest for truth, and a love that is truly priceless.

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From The African Desert And Diamond Mines To The Lush, Green Life Of Northern England

Paper Plus Masterton - November 2019

Fiona’s books have grown more popular with each new release and it was our instore bookclub that introduced me to her, starting out with Lavender Keeper and French Promise. It’s a great joy to see a new author move from strength to strength. Her newest stand-alone story has arrived! “It won’t matter how many diamonds you find if you lose the love of your child. When six year old Clementine Knight loses her mother to malaria during the 1870s diamond rush in Southern Africa, she is left to be raised by her destitute, alcoholic father James but the care fell to their trusty Zulu companion, Joseph One-Shoe. They’re an unlikely pair and form an unbreakable bond. Years later, Clementine, back in northern England, has buried memories of her childhood in Africa but she must confront her painful history to finally bring forth justice.” From the African desert and diamond mines to the lush, green life of northern England, if you’re a fan of Lesley Pearse then you’ll love Fiona McIntosh too!