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Mallawindy - Joy Dettman

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Ann Burton was born on a river bank the night her father tried to burn their house down.

Six years later her sister Liza disappears while they are staying at their uncle's property. What Ann sees that day robs her of her memory and her speech.

Ann escapes her anguished childhood, finding love and a new life away from Mallawindy.

But there is no escape from the Burton family and its dark secrets.

Ann must return to Mallawindy and confront the past if she is ever to be free.

'A highly competent and confident debut novel' - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'A compelling story, well told...it holds promise of further enthralling fiction from its author' - CANBERRA TIMES

'A stunning debut; a rich and engrossing read; a tale of page-turning suspense and mystery; a postmortem of family ties; all this and more, Mallawindy will grab you hook, line and sinker' - QUEENSLAND TIMES

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.

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4.7

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  • Engaging characters (3)
  • Page turner (3)
  • Well written (3)

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5.0

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Pros

  • An Easy Read Full Of Twis
  • A Story True To Life And
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Times Full Of Twists And
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Follows Similar Character
  • Not Disappoint At Any
  • Places And Times As The
  • Stage Keeps You En-
  • Windy Creek Series Does

Best Uses

  • Individuals And Libraries

Comments about Mallawindy:

Excellent tracking and I formation advice but such a large package! All done up securely but not a letter box delivery!

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5.0

Joy Dettman is addictive...fabulous

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about Mallawindy:

    No delivery problems always good service.

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    4.0

    This is my fourth copy

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    from Melbourne,Australia

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

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      Joy Dettman

      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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      ISBN: 9780330361460
      ISBN-10: 0330361465
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Published: January 1999
      Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.4
      Weight (kg): 0.27
      Edition Number: 1