Yes you read that correctly – one of Australia’s favourite fiction writers, Wendy James, has a new book out this week and the fabulous book people HarperCollins Australia Publishing have kindly donated one copy of The Golden Child to giveaway on my Australia Day Big Book Giveaway! This is domestic noir at its best! I cant wait to read this one – stay tuned for review and interview with Wendy James…soon.
All you need do is in the comments tell me the name of one other of Wendy’s books. ****Giveaway open to Australian residents only. Giveaway ends midnight 28 January 2017.
Can bad children happen to good mothers? A totally absorbing novel, for readers of Liane Moriarty, Lionel Shriver and Christos Tsiolkas.
Blogger Lizzy’s life is buzzing, happy, normal. Two gorgeous children, a handsome husband, destiny under control. For her real-life alter-ego Beth, things are unravelling. Tensions are simmering with her husband, mother-in-law and even her own mother. Her teenage daughters, once the objects of her existence, have moved beyond her grasp and one of them has shown signs of, well, thoughtlessness …
Then a classmate of one daughter is callously bullied and the finger of blame is pointed at Beth’s clever, beautiful child. Shattered, shamed and frightened, two families must negotiate worlds of cruelty they are totally ill-equipped for.
This is a novel that grapples with modern-day spectres of selfies, selfishness and cyberbullying. It plays with our fears of parenting, social media and Queen Bees, and it asks the question: just how well do you know your child?
PRAISE FOR THE GOLDEN CHILD
‘This is an engaging and intimate read … 4 Stars’ Australian Bookseller and Publisher
‘Brilliant. Such a clever plot, and such real characters, and so very, very well written’ Danielle Hawkins, author
PRAISE FOR WENDY JAMES’S OTHER BOOKS
‘A wonderful, unputdownable story by a great Australian author’ Liane Moriarty, Australian Women’s Weekly
‘A penetrating picture of our life and times . . . a knockout’ Canberra Times
‘Cunning psychological portraits and clean prose make for an absorbing domestic thriller’ The Age
**Thank you to HarperCollins Australia Publishing for supporting this giveaway.