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About the book
  • Published: 22 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742536347
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256
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The Engagement




This gripping, provocative new novel by one of Australia's finest writers is a psychological thriller for the modern age.

Two people. How many lies?
A woman and a man drive at dusk to a rural mansion for a final weekend together.  It's all been a game.  Both players understood the rules.  Or so the woman thinks.  At the house, a new game begins. A trap has been set.  But how and why?  And for whom?
This gripping, provocative new novel by one of Australia's finest writers is a psychological thriller for the modern age.
'A tasty gothic tale, with echoes of Bluebeard and Psycho, about wealth, power and erotic fantasy.' The Sunday Times (UK)
'A gripping read. This haunting story provokes questions long after the final page.'  Big Issue
'A high-octane tale of coercion, fantasy and feminism.' The Guardian
'A deftly written, tonally smooth, technically adroit and penetrating study of psychological extremity . . . Hooper shrouds the narrative in an uneasiness whose source is everywhere and nowhere simultaneously.' The Australian
 

  • Pub date: 22 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742536347
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Chloe Hooper

Chloe Hooper’s The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (2008) won the Victorian, New South Wales, West Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, as well as the John Button Prize for Political Writing, and a Ned Kelly Award for crime writing. She is also the author of two novels, A Child’s Book of True Crime and The Engagement.

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