Review- In the Clearing – J P Pomare

In the Clearing

J P Pomare

Hachette Australia

ISBN: 9781869713393

RRP $32.99

 

Description:

A stunning new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Call Me Evie.

 

Amy has only ever known what life is like in the Clearing. She knows what’s expected of her. She knows what to do to please her elders, and how to make sure life in 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.

 

Freya has 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 Amy and Freya’s story intertwines the secrets of the past bubble up to the surface. This rural Aussie town’s dark underbelly is about to be exposed and lives will be destroyed.

 

 

My View:

What a great way to start the reading year!!  This book is intense, full of twists and surprises and you will be blown away by the reveal.

I loved J P Pomare’s prize winning debut – Don’t Call Me Evie – this new book however surpasses this with its creative storytelling, mystery and faultless writing. This is a read in one go type of book – it is captivating.

 

4 thoughts on “Review- In the Clearing – J P Pomare

  1. I haven’t read this one, Carol, but I have read some of Pomare’s other work (Actually, it was …Evie) and I’ve enjoyed it a lot. If this one’s even better, I have the feeling I’m in for a treat.

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