J.P. Pomare Discusses IN THE CLEARING

November 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Virtual Event: J.P. discusses In the Clearing with guest host Betty Webb. Watch the event live on Facebook!

J.P. Pomare. In the Clearing (Mulholland, $28.00 Unsigned). A ticking-clock thriller that braids together the stories of a girl raised in a terrifying cult, and of an overprotective single mother whose fears for her child are about to come true.

Amy has only ever known what life is like in the Clearing, with her brothers and sisters–until a newcomer, a younger girl, joins the “family” and offers a glimpse of the outside world. Freya is living an isolated life with her son and their dog, going to great lengths to keep contact with the outside world like an “everyday mum” while being utterly terrified by it. When a news breaks of a missing girl–a child the same age as Freya’s son, Billy–Amy and Freya’s stories intertwine, and the secrets of the past will crawl inexorably into the present.

Clear your schedules, because after reading page one you won’t be able to stop. In The Clearing is another breathtaking page-turner from the author of Call Me Evie. A dark, chilling, atmospheric thriller populated with mysterious and wonderfully flawed characters 

 – Christian White, bestselling author of THE NOWHERE CHILD

Chilling, Thrilling and terrifyingly beleivable

– Robbie Arnott, award winning author of Flames

Past and present collide in this taut and unpredictable thriller … Twist follows twist and nothing is as it seems.

– Chris Hammer, bestselling author of Scrublands

A chilling depiction of the ferocious hold exerted by a cult and its adherents. This is totally absorbing fiction, made all the more shocking by the realisation that these stories recur again and again in Australian society.

– Jock Serong, award winning author of The Rules of Backyard Cricket

J.P. Pomare captivates in this haunting novel, In the Clearing. I was utterly gripped with the stories of Amy and Freya from start to finish, and fascinated by the unexpected way the two came together … A sure-fire bestseller.

– Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Mother-In-Law