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Compelling.

Atmospheric.

Unputdownable.

Pub Date

March 2022

Cost

$32.99

Format

Paperback

Extent

304pp

ISBN

9781761150197

Rights

ANZ

When We Fall

Aoife Clifford

The gripping new novel from award-winning Australian crime writer, Aoife Clifford.

In the small Australian coastal town of Merritt, Alex Tillerson and her mother make a shocking find on the beach, connected to the death of the local art teacher. The police dismiss it as an accident but townspeople aren’t so sure. Could this death be connected to an unsolved murder from years ago?

 

Bella Greggs was found dead at the bottom of a ravine next to a river but she died from drowning in salt water. Maxine McFarlane was pulled from the ocean but there was no water in her lungs. Black feathers were found with both bodies but what do they mean?

 

Merritt has a long history of being unkind to young women and a habit of burying the truth. It’s a beautiful, wild place where victims and perpetrators live next to one another and good people might have their reasons to look the other way.

 

If the truth can’t be spoken, how will it make itself known?

Category

Fiction 

Themes

Crime

Small town

Mystery

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About the author

Aoife Clifford is the author All These Perfect Strangers which was long-listed for both the Australian Industry General Fiction Book of the Year and the Voss Literary Prize, and Second Sight , a Publishers Weekly (starred review) and PW Pick for Book of the Week.

Born in London of Irish parents, she grew up in New South Wales, studied Arts/Law at the Australian National University, Canberra and now lives in Melbourne. Aoife’s short stories have been published in Australia, United Kingdom and the United States, winning premier prizes such as the Scarlet Stiletto and the S.D. Harvey Ned Kelly Award.