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Thornwood House - Anna Romer

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Published: 1st September 2016
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When you’re all that stands between the murderous past and the fate of those you love, how far would you go to save them?

When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland, she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start.

In a dusty back room of the old house, she discovers the crumbling photo of a handsome World War Two medic – Samuel Riordan, the homestead’s former occupant – and soon finds herself becoming obsessed with him.

But as Audrey digs deeper into Samuel’s story, she discovers he was accused of bashing to death a young woman on his return from the war in 1946. When she learns about other unexplained deaths in recent years – one of them a young woman with injuries echoing those of the first victim – she begins to suspect that the killer is still very much alive.

And now Audrey, thanks to her need to uncover the past, has provided him with good reason to want to kill again.

Praise for Thornwood House

‘A swiftly paced mystery that keeps tension high and the plot twisting until the end’ -- Who Weekly

‘This gripping debut novel about love, family secrets and murder will have you hooked from the opening pages to its gripping conclusion’ -- New Idea

‘A haunting rural gothic tale, from a stunning, singular new talent in Australian fiction’ -- Independent Booksellers Spring Reading Guide

About the Author

Anna Romer spent her wayward youth travelling the globe, working as a graphic artist while she soaked up local histories and folklore from the Australian outback, then Asia, Europe, and America. On returning home to Australia, she began weaving stories of her own and was quickly hooked. A visit to her sister in north Queensland inspired her first novel, Thornwood House, a story that reflects her fascination with old diaries and letters, dark family secrets, rambling old houses, the persistence of the past, and our unique Australian landscape. Anna lives on a remote bush property, where she’s working on her next novel.

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    Really enjoyed this book. It was so descriptive that you felt you were right there with the characters. Looking forward to reading other books by this author.

     
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      This was a great story line. Had you guessing who did what? Certainly wasn't who I thought at the start. Was a great read.

       
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        A swiftly paced mystery that keeps tension high and the plot twisting until the end' Who Weekly. Praise for Thornwood House: 'This gripping debut novel about love, family secrets and murder will have you hooked from the opening pages to its gripping conclusion' New Idea. 'A haunting rural gothic tale, from a stunning, singular new talent in Australian fiction' Independent Booksellers Spring Reading Guide.

        ISBN: 9781925456257
        ISBN-10: 1925456250
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Published: 1st September 2016
        Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
        Country of Publication: AU
        Weight (kg): 0.36