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Slipping Place - Joanna Baker

Paperback Published: 1st November 2018
ISBN: 9781925384574
Number Of Pages: 300

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A stunningly compulsive, darkly suspenseful Australian crime novel that asks how far we would go to protect someone we love.

Veronica Cruickshank's youngest child Roland is her idealistic one - a fighter of lost causes, and the one that always needs protecting, particularly from himself.

So when she hears he is back in Hobart helping an old school friend, Treen McShane, Veronica tries to track him down - but all she finds are second hand reports, whispers of horrific abuse, stories of a small child being hurt.

Then Roland sends Veronica a text message, asking her to go to the Slipping Place, high on Mount Wellington, a picnic spot known only to their family. Here she discovers Treen's frozen body.

Knowing Roland will be suspected of leaving Treen to die, Veronica resolves to find out what really happened. But as long-buried truths slowly surface, she uncovers a secret that brings the violence closer to home than she could have ever imagined...

A murder mystery for non-mystery readers


I always like to support Australian female authors, but this one was not an 'effort' to support at all. I absolutely devoured this book and loved it. I'm not always into murder mysteries, but to me, The Slipping Place was more about the relationships, the emotions and what people are thinking than about the 'whodunnit'. (Having said that, I didn't guess the killer, so that part was good too!). I enjoyed the small (but important) details that made the characters relatable and real, but I never felt these details were being forced into the story – more effortlessly weaved into the scene and setting. Speaking of setting, Hobartians will love this read, with many recognisable locations throughout the story. I always enjoy reading about everyday places I have visited and seeing it through someone else's eyes. Hobart, in this sense, is the perfect setting for a murder mystery in the shadow of moody Mt Wellington. All in all a great read, and would recommend to anyone (not just murder mystery lovers).



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ISBN: 9781925384574
ISBN-10: 1925384578
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st November 2018
Publisher: Ventura Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.25

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