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Sisters of Mercy by Caroline Overington is the haunting crime novel story of two sisters - one has vanished, the other is behind bars...

Sisters of Mercy by Caroline Overington is the haunting crime novel story of two sisters - one has vanished, the other is behind bars...

Snow Delaney was born a generation and a world away from her sister, Agnes.

Until recently, neither even knew of the other's existence. They came together only for the reading of their father's will - when Snow discovered, to her horror, that she was not the sole beneficiary of his large estate.

Now Snow is in prison and Agnes is missing, disappeared in the eerie red dust that blanketed Sydney from dawn on September 23, 2009.

With no other family left, Snow turns to crime journalist Jack Fawcett, protesting her innocence in a series of defiant letters from prison. Has she been unfairly judged? Or will Jack's own research reveal a story even more shocking than the one Snow wants to tell?

With Sisters of Mercy Caroline Overington once again proves she is one of the most exciting new novelists of recent years.

Reviews

A complex, unpredictable novel, in the best kind of way . . . One to make you think.

Sunday Age

Mystery and social commentary are intertwined here in a tightly held, thought-provoking work.

Daily Telegraph

This clever, well-written book flows smoothly and keeps its secrets well hidden … an interesting read.

Sunday Canberra Times

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781742750439

    October 1, 2013

    Bantam Australia

    320 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781742750422

    November 1, 2012

    Bantam Australia

    320 pages

    RRP $32.99

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
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    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
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    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742750446

    November 1, 2012

    RHA eBooks Adult

    320 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Davitt Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Best Adult Novel

Also by Caroline Overington

Can You Keep a Secret?
The Great Australian Writers' Collection 2013
No Place Like Home
Caroline Overington 2 in 1
Passage
Passage (Storycuts)
Matilda is Missing
Caroline Overington Free Sampler
I Came To Say Goodbye
Ghost Child

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
Best Laid Plans
Fool Me Once
The Golden House
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Voyager
Swing Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Girls
Cold Blood
Fifty Shades Darker
The Trip of a Lifetime
Colombiano
The Light Between Oceans
Ready Player One