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Georgia Harper
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Georgia Harper

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Georgia Harper is a psychologist who has worked with both serious violent offenders and victim-survivors of crime. Her career spans correctional, forensic mental health, mental health and rural psychology roles. She advises on LGBTIQ+ workforce matters and, in keeping with her passion for animal welfare, was the Senior Inspector Prosecutions for RSPCA Queensland. Born in Brisbane, Georgia currently lives and works on the beautiful Darling Downs, where she enjoys writing in her paddock under the supervision of her shire horse. What I Would Do to You is her first novel.

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What I Would Do to You

A compulsively readable debut novel for those who could not put down Dirt Town or Before You Knew My Name.

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Read More: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/what-i-would-do-to-you-9781761342127 A compulsively readable debut novel for those who could not put down Dirt Town or Before You Knew My Name. ‘Surprising, ferocious and stubbornly full of heart.’ Hayley Scrivenor, author of Dirt Town A near-future Australia. The death penalty is back. But if the victim’s family wants the perpetrator to die, they have to do it themselves. Twenty-four hours alone in a room with the condemned. No cameras. No microphones. Just whatever punishment they decide befits the crime. Ten-year-old Lucy was murdered. Through counselling sessions with their court-appointed psychologist, we learn the stories of her family members: Lucy’s two mothers – Stella and Matisse – her much older brother and her bookish teenage sister, who is too young to participate in the execution, but who has plans of her own . . . Secrets and grief threaten to break the family. As the execution date nears, already-struggling Stella remains adamant that she must carry out the punishment. But it becomes clear that if she steps into that room, the family may lose her too. What would you do?

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A stunning, thought-provoking debut to read with your book club.

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