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Anna Downes and Christian White in conversation


Please note: This is an online event.

Join us for a night celebrating fast paced, chilling and thrilling writing. Acclaimed author Kate Mildenhall will be cross examining Christian White and Anna Downes about their new novels.

Anna Downe’s novel, The Shadow House is a crime thriller that follows single mum Alex as she flees an abusive relationship and seeks sanctuary with her teenage son and baby daughter in an idyllic ecovillage in rural NSW. At first the residents seem welcoming and friendly, but when sinister packages start turning up at her door, Alex realises that in escaping her own shadowy past she may have stumbled into someone else’s – and this time there may be nowhere to run.

Christian White returns with his third book Wild Place, a white-knuckle descent into a street near you. It’s set in an idyllic Australian suburb in 1989, when Satanic Panic was sweeping the globe. When a local teen goes missing and rumours of Satanic rituals start to spread in the community, schoolteacher Tom Witter becomes convinced he holds the key to the disappearance.

Both novels ask: why do good people do bad things? Join us to hear the answer.

This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

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Attendees will be sent a promo code to claim $5 off the price of the books when they book their ticket. This code will be valid until 24 hours after the event has ended. When purchasing in store, simply mention the discount code or show your digital ticket at the counter to receive the discount.

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This event commences online at 6.30pm using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

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The Shadow House

The Shadow House

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