Australia

The Nowhere Child

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

‘Her name is Sammy Went. This photo was taken on her second birthday. Three days later she was gone.’

On a break between teaching photography classes, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes she is that girl.

ISBN: 
9781925584523
Publisher: 
Affirm Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

Christian White

Author Information
White, Christian

Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter. His debut novel, The Nowhere Child, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. He co-created the television series Carnivores, currently in development with Matchbox Pictures and Heyday TV, and co-wrote Relic, a psychological horror feature film to be produced by Carver Films (The Snowtown Murders, Partisan).

The Other Wife

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A secret wife. A secret life. A killer who knows.

Fresh from the highest selling book of his career, The Secrets She Keeps, multi-million-copy bestselling author Michael Robotham returns to his beloved Joe O’Loughlin series in this compelling psychological thriller that delves into the consequences of a tragedy, exposing a lifetime of shocking cover-up that is too close to home for the famous psychologist.

ISBN: 
9780733637933
Series: 
Joe O'Loughlin
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Sunday Girl

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
UK
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The Girl on the Train meets Before I Go to Sleep with a dash of Bridget Jones in this chilling tale of love gone horribly wrong …

‘Some love affairs change you forever. Someone comes into your orbit and swivels you on your axis, like the wind working on a rooftop weather vane. And when they leave, as the wind always does, you are different; you have a new direction. And it’s not always north.’

ISBN: 
9781925685831
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2018

Pip Drysdale

Author Information
Drysdale, Pip

Pip Drysdale is a writer, actor and musician who grew up in Africa and Australia. At 20 she moved to New York to study acting, worked in indie films and off-off Broadway theatre, started writing songs and made four records. After graduating with a BA in English, Pip moved to London where she dated some interesting men and played shows across Europe.

The Far-Back Country

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In 1979, at the age of fourteen, Ray McCullough ran away from his home on a western New South Wales sheep property following a violent confrontation with his dad, Jim McCullough. He left behind his mother, Delly, and his sisters, Ursula and Tilda.

Now forty-one, Ray works as an itinerant cook and labourer across the remote outback. A practical man in love with history, landscape and solitude, he believes he suffers from an inherited streak of violence. A good man who thinks he is bad, Ray has spent his life running away from memories of family and home.

ISBN: 
9781760632830
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2018

Kate Lyons

Author Information
Lyons, Kate

Kate Lyons was born in 1965 in outback New South Wales. She has had her short fiction and poetry published in a range of Australian literary journals. Her first novel, The Water Underneath, was shortlisted in the 1999 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award and was published by Allen & Unwin in 2001. Her second novel The Corner of Your Eye was published by Allen & Unwin in 2006. 

Forgotten

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In a single day, a simple mistake will have life-altering consequences for everyone involved.

A moment of distraction, an unlocked car and a missing baby. How on earth could this happen?

All Malia needed was a single litre of milk and now she's surrounded by police and Zach has disappeared. 

Detective Ali Greenberg knows that this is not the best case for her, not with her history - but she of all people knows what Malia is going through and what is at stake.

Sub Genre: 
Domestic Noir
ISBN: 
9781760296773
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017

This I Would Kill For

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Natalie King has been hired to do a psychiatric evaluation for the children’s court. A custody dispute. Not her usual territory, but now that she’s pregnant she’s happy to do a simple consult.

Turns out Jenna and Malik’s break-up is anything but simple. He claims she’s crazy and compulsive; she claims he’s been abusing their daughter Chelsea.

But what if all the claims are true? Or none? How can Natalie protect the child? And how does she work out where her concerns for Chelsea slide into her growing obsession with her own lost father?

ISBN: 
9781925603231
Series: 
Natalie King
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2018

No Limits

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Young Adult
Crime Fiction

Boozer, brawler, ladies’ man – nineteen-year-old Harris Derwent is not a good guy.

His one attempt to play the hero – helping out his old flame, Rachel Watts – has landed him in hospital. Now injured, broke, and unemployed, he’s stuck back in the country, at his father’s mercy. Harris needs to pay off his dad’s debts, and fast. But working as a runner for a drug cartel is a dangerous path – especially if Harris agrees to narc…

ISBN: 
9780648088509
Publisher: 
Self-Published
Year of Publication: 
2017