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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742740027
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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Darkwater




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.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742740027
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Georgia Blain

Georgia Blain published novels for adults and young adults, essays, short stories, and a memoir. Her first novel was the bestselling Closed for Winter, which was made into a feature film. Her books have been shortlisted for numerous awards including the NSW, Victorian, and SA Premiers' Literary Awards, the ALS Gold Medal, the Stella Prize, and the Nita B. Kibble Award for her memoir Births Deaths Marriages. Georgia's works include The Secret Lives of Men, Too Close to Home, and the YA novel Darkwater. In 2016, Georgia published Between a Wolf and a Dog and the YA novel Special (Penguin Random House Australia). Between a Wolf and a Dog< was="" shortlisted="" for="" the="" 2017="" stella="" prize,="" and="" was="" awarded="" the="" 2017="" victorian="" premier’s="" literary="" award="" for="" fiction="" and="" the="" 2016="" queensland="" literary="" award="" for="" fiction.="" georgia="" passed="" away="" in="" december="">

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