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In the Clearing

(2020)
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The internationally bestselling novel that inspired the Disney+ Original series, The Clearing, featuring an all-star cast



'Past and present collide in this taut and unpredictable thriller' - Chris Hammer, bestselling author of Scrublands

'A dark, chilling, atmospheric thriller populated with mysterious and wonderfully flawed characters.' - Christian White, bestselling author of The Nowhere Child

THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

How far would you go to protect your family?

Amyhas only ever known life in the Clearing. She knows what's expected of her. She knows what to do to please her elders, and how to make sure the community remains happy and calm. That is, until a new young girl joins the group. She isn't fitting in; she doesn't want to stay. What happens next will turn life as Amy knows it on its head.

Freyahas gone to great lengths to feel like a 'normal person'. In fact, if you saw her go about her day with her young son, you'd think she was an everyday mum. That is, until a young girl goes missing and someone from her past, someone she hasn't seen for a very long time, arrives in town.

As secrets of the past bubble up to the surface, this small town's dark secrets will be exposed and lives will be destroyed.

PRAISE FOR IN THE CLEARING:

'A chilling depiction of the ferocious hold exerted by a cult and its adherents. This is totally absorbing fiction'
- Jock Serong, author of The Rules of Backyard Cricket and Preservation

'J.P. Pomare captivates in this haunting novel . . . A sure-fire bestseller' Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Mother-In-Law and The Family Next Door

'Breathtaking page-turner' Christian White, bestselling author of The Nowhere Child



Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Past and present collide in this taut and unpredictable thriller ... Twist follows twist and nothing is as it seems." - Chris Hammer

"J.P. Pomare captivates in this haunting novel . . . A sure-fire bestseller." - Sally Hepworth

"A chilling depiction of the ferocious hold exerted by a cult and its adherents. This is totally absorbing fiction, made all the more shocking by the realisation that these stories recur again and again in Australian society." - Jock Serong

"Clear your schedules, because after reading page one you won't be able to stop. In The Clearing is another breathtaking page-turner from the author of Call Me Evie. A dark, chilling, atmospheric thriller populated with mysterious and wonderfully flawed characters." - Christian White


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