In the Clearing

In the Clearing

Book - 2020
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Amy has only ever known what life is like in the Clearing. She knows what's expected of her. She knows what to do to please her elders, and how to make sure life in the community remains happy and calm. That is, until a new young girl joins the group. She isn't fitting in; she doesn't want to stay. What happens next will turn life as Amy knows it on its head. Freya has gone to great lengths to feel like a 'normal person'. In fact, if you saw her go about her day with her young son, you'd think she was an everyday mum. That is, until a young girl goes missing and someone from her past, someone she hasn't seen for a very long time, arrives in town. As Amy and Freya's story intertwines the secrets of the past bubble up to the surface. This rural Aussie town's dark underbelly is about to be exposed and lives will be destroyed.
Publisher: Sydney :, Hachette Australia,, 2020.
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY
Characteristics: 326 pages ;,24 cm

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Set in small-town rural Australia, In the Clearing is a gripping psychological thriller about abduction into a 'family cult'. J.P. Pomare is a master of deception and cranks up the suspense with characters who are never quite what they appear to be, and an ending both clever and difficult to pin ... Read More »

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craftyfoxac Feb 11, 2020

This book came to me with rave reviews and I normally love a good cult thriller, but this one made me feel a bit weird. I did love the twists that showed up throughout the book, the setting was written well and the pace was good. I just wasn't up for the creep-factor.


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Feb 16, 2020

JP Pomare is proving himself as a master of artifice. His gripping second book will play with your mind. I read it over the weekend because I couldn't put it down!

craftyfoxac Feb 11, 2020

This book came to me with rave reviews and I normally love a good cult thriller, but this one made me feel a bit weird. I did love the twists that showed up throughout the book, the setting was written well and the pace was good. I just wasn't up for the creep-factor.

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