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The Precipice

The Precipice

(2011)
A novel by

 
A psychological literary thriller from the author of The Biographer, where one woman's suspicions threaten to tear a family apart

Thea Farmer, 77, a reclusive and difficult retired school principal, lives in isolation with her dog in the Blue Mountains. Her distinguished career ended under a cloud over a decade earlier, following an unspecified scandal involving a much younger male teacher. After losing her savings in the financial crash, she is forced to sell the dream house she had built for her old age and live on in her dilapidated cottage opposite. Initially extremely resentful and hostile towards Frank and Evelyn, the young couple who buy the new house, she develops a flirtatious friendship with Frank, and then a grudging affinity for his 12-year-old niece, Kim, who lives with them. Thea has never liked children, but she discovers an unexpected bond with the solitary, half-Vietnamese Kim, an awkward, bookish child from a very deprived background. As Thea and Kim become close, Thea begins to find Frank's behavior increasingly irresponsible, and to harbor worries that all is not well in the house. Her growing suspicions, which may or may not be irrational, start to dominate her life, and build to a catastrophic climax.

 
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Precipice (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Virginia Duigan
ISBN: 1-4596-1975-7 / 978-1-4596-1975-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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July 2012 : Australia Paperback
Title: The Precipice
Author(s): Virginia Duigan
ISBN: 1-74166-717-8 / 978-1-74166-717-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Random House (Au)
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2011 : Australia Paperback
Title: The Precipice
Author(s): Virginia Duigan
ISBN: 1-74166-716-X / 978-1-74166-716-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2015 : Australia Audio CD
Title: The Precipice
Author(s): Virginia Duigan
ISBN: 1-4862-9019-1 / 978-1-4862-9019-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2015 : Australia Audio CD
Title: The Precipice
Author(s): Virginia Duigan
ISBN: 1-4862-9021-3 / 978-1-4862-9021-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: The Precipice
Author(s): Virginia Duigan
ISBN: 1-4862-9020-5 / 978-1-4862-9020-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Precipice
Author(s): Virginia Duigan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

November 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Precipice
Author(s): Virginia Duigan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Precipice
Author(s): Virginia Duigan
Publisher: RHA eBooks Adult
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