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  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143788959
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

Inside the Tiger




A powerful first novel dealing with life, loss and the redemptive power of love.

It’s not because Bel’s mother was murdered.It’s not because her father is a politician.Bel writes to a Death Row prisoner as an easy way out of an assignment.

But now he’s written back.

Drawn to Micah’s world inside a Thai prison, Bel finds herself falling for the boy with ragged hair, shackles and a terrible past. But is she setting herself up for more loss? And will loving him mean losing the people who mean the most to her at home?

  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143788959
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Hayley Lawrence

Hayley Lawrence worked as a lawyer in a commercial firm in Sydney before trading city life for the coast when she married a pilot. Hayley and her husband had many adventures while she worked for a small law firm on the Mid-North Coast of NSW. They now have five vivacious daughters who continue to bring immense joy and utter mayhem to their life.

Despite leaving legal work, Hayley could not leave behind the stories of the people she’d encountered. They are stories that provoke questions about the nature of humanity, and it’s these questions that haunt her novels.

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Praise for Inside the Tiger

This is an impressive debut novel, a real coming of age story. Lawrence has created authentic, likeable characters who engage the reader and drive the book.

Rebecca Kemble, Magpies

Hayley Lawrence has such a unique writing style that instantly draws you into the story and snatches your heart, and doesn’t let go until the last tear-filled moment.

Jessica’s Bookworld

Awards & recognition

Sisters in Crime Davitt Award

Longlisted  •  2019  •  Best Young Adult Crime Novel

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Notable Book  •  2019  •  Older Readers

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