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A beautifully atmospheric mystery about family, politics and murder in an idyllic Sydney suburb

A beautifully atmospheric mystery about family, politics and murder in an idyllic Sydney suburb

Amanda Clarke is dead. Her body was found floating facedown by the riverbank, and no one knows what happened. As rumours fly and fear grows, it seems that everyone suspects Lyndon, one of Amanda's friends. He's known for his temper, his cruelty and his criminal family - and now the police want to talk to him. It's the end of summer, 1973, the heat is enough to melt asphalt and a sleepy riverside suburb is losing some of its innocence. Fifteen-year-old Winter went to the same school and hung out in the same places as Amanda. As she finds herself alone in trying to defend Lyndon, Winter learns that you can never really know someone - and the answers she has been looking for are closer than she has ever wanted to believe.

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    9781742740027

    February 1, 2011

    Random House Australia

    288 pages

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    9781864719833

    July 1, 2010

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $18.99

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