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  • Published: 1 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9781863255899
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99
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Voodoo Doll




Evil will find its way in.

Evil will find its way in.

A year since the death of the man who abducted her, Sergeant Jill Jackson has been promoted and is stronger than she's been in years. But with the promotion comes a transfer to a taskforce targeting gang-related home invasions in south western Sydney, a new partner, a whole new team to work with, and some of the grisliest cases Jill's ever encountered.

The gang is believed to be responsible for at least five brutal home invasions over the past two months, with the most recent culminating in a vicious machete attack that has left one of the victims crippled. When the violence escalates to murder, suddenly Jill and the team find themselves hunting a psychopath, and delving into the pasts of victims and witnesses in a race against time to uncover what links them to the killer.

The thrilling follow-up to her bestselling debut, Vodka Doesn't Freeze, Voodoo Doll will have you double checking the locks on your doors.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9781863255899
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Leah Giarratano

Dr Leah Giarratano is a clinical psychologist and best-selling author of crime fiction novels. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, with the defence force, and in the corrections system with offenders who suffer severe personality disorders. She has assessed and treated survivors of just about every imaginable psychological trauma – from hostages to accident victims and war veterans. Leah was also the host of the prime-time television documentary series Beyond the Darklands, in which she delved into the psyches of some of Australia's most feared criminals.

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Praise for Voodoo Doll

“Praise for Black Ice: Definitely one for those who like their crime novels tough and demanding”

Australian Bookseller and Publisher

“Praise for Black Ice: This stands up against any bestseller of the genre and then its local setting makes it better”

West Australian

“Praise for Black Ice: With plenty happening, Giarratano is cool and calm at the controls. In a word- suspenseful”

Gold Coast Bulletin

“Praise for Black Ice: Leah's writing remains tight and true and really quite exciting.”

Courier Mail

“Praise for Black Ice: Although Leah obviously draws on her enormous experience as a clinical psychologist working with both victims and psychopaths to flesh out her characters, she demonstrates increasing confidence and writing skill with each and every book.”

Derek Dryden, Better Read Than Dead Bookshop

“Praise for Vodka Doesn't Freeze: I can happily recommend this book highly to fans of psychological thriller readers.”

After Dark My Sweet

“Praise for Vodka Doesn't Freeze: Particularly nasty crime fiction that threatens to keep you awake at night can always be dismissed with that hoary old chestnut “It’s only make-believe” ... No such comfort with a debut book by Leah Giarratano.”

Lucy Clark, Sunday Telegraph

“Praise for Vodka Doesn't Freeze: Her book is a chiller and quite a hard one to put down”

Courier Mail

“Vodka Doesn’t Freeze...has a sensational and involving plot, and (as you would expect) psychologically accurate characterisations”

The Age

“Praise for Voodoo Doll: Giarratano's second thriller is a page-turner, noteworthy for its expert characterisation and often chilling psychological veracity.”

The Age

“Praise for Voodoo Doll: There is no denying that Giarratanoís strengths are in the crafting of her characters. No cardboard cutouts are these, but beautifully constructed and wonderfully fleshed out, as readers of Giarratanoís first novel have come to expect.”

Mary Martin Bookshop


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