For forty-four years Stella Templeton has been a dutiful daughter and a good citizen, living in Maidenville, population 2,800 where nothing happens.
Until one hot summer afternoon.
An ugly act has lifted the respectable skirts of Maidenville and mystery starts to surround the daughter of the local minister. Then the disappearance of a sixteen-year-old boy adds to the neighbourhood confusion. Does something rotten lurk behind the neatly trimmed hedges and white picket fences that divide this sleepy town? No-one comes close to knowing the dreadful truth - but after forty-four years of doing the right thing, Stella Templeton is starting to blossom...
About the Author
Joy Dettman was born in Echuca, Victoria and now lives in Melbourne. Joy, a mother of four, is a full-time writer of award-winning short stories and the highly acclaimed novels Mallawindy, Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday's Dust, The Seventh Day, Henry's Daughter and One Sunday.
Published: February 2000
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1
Joy Dettman was born in Echuca, Victoria, and now lives in Melbourne. It was a creative writing course in 1988 which helped to turn a lifelong interest into an obsession. As well as being a mother of four, Joy is now a full-time writer and published author of several award-winning short stories as well as her best-selling novels Mallawindy, Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday's Dust and The Seventh Day which have all been critical and commercial successes.
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