Author event: In conversation with Petronella McGovern

Author event: In conversation with Petronella McGovern

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Kincumber Library

3 Bungoona Ave

Kincumber, NSW 2251


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Love domestic noir and psychological suspense novels? Don't miss Australian author Petronella McGovern when she visits this September.

About this event

We are thrilled to be hosting bestselling crime fiction writer Petronella McGovern for a morning of bookish discussion about her latest novel 'The Liars'.

Find out all about 'The Liars' as well as why Petronella loves to write crime fiction, her writing habits and what inspires her stories.

Bookings are essential. Reserve your place using the register button, phoning 4304 7641 or asking in your local branch.

About the author

Petronella McGovern's books have been described as domestic noir and psychological suspense. With strong characters and gripping storylines, her novels will keep you reading - and guessing - late into the night. Petronella grew up on in a large family on a farm in the Central West of New South Wales. After travelling and working in Canberra for a number of years, she now lives on Sydney's northern beaches with her husband and their two teenagers. Petronella's bestselling debut novel, Six Minutes, was shortlisted for the Australian Crime Writers' Association's Ned Kelly Awards and longlisted for the Australian Independent Bookseller's Indie Book Awards. Her second novel, The Good Teacher, was longlisted for the Davitt Awards. The Liars is her third novel.

About the book

From the bestselling author of Six Minutes and The Good Teacher comes a compelling family drama of marital secrets and family tensions set within an investigation of sinister unsolved killings.

What if your search for the truth puts your family at risk?

The close-knit community of Kinton Bay is shocked when fifteen-year-old Siena Britton makes a grisly discovery in the national park. She believes it's a skull from the town's violent colonial past and posts a video which hits the news headlines.

Her parents, Meri and Rollo, aren't so sure. In 1998, their classmate went missing after a party in the Killing Cave. They're horrified to discover the destructive teenage parties are still happening, and Siena was there last weekend.

While Meri is trying to keep her daughter out of trouble, she doesn't realise her son, Taj, has his own problems. And none of them foresees the danger that Siena's actions will create for the whole family.

As more secrets are exposed, the police investigate whether multiple murders have been committed. If so, by whom? And is the killer still living in Kinton Bay?

The Liars is a heart-stopping cocktail of family secrets, sinister unsolved killings and a community at war with itself.

A wife burning with resentment. A husband hiding the past. Their teenage daughter crusading for the truth. Who can we trust?

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