Best-selling author of psychological suspense

One of my favourite Australian writers! Petronella McGovern consistently delivers smart,
twisty page-turners guaranteed to keep her readers coming back for more!

Liane Moriarty

‘One of my favourite Australian writers! Petronella McGovern consistently delivers smart,
twisty page-turners guaranteed to keep her readers coming back for more!’


Liane Moriarty

30 AUGUST
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THE LIARS


A wife burning with resentment. A husband hiding the past.
Their teenage daughter crusading for the truth.
Who can we trust?


The close-knit community of Kinton Bay is shocked when fifteen-year-old Siena Britton makes a grisly discovery near a cave in the national park.
Siena believes it's a skull from the town's violent colonial past and posts a video which hits the news headlines.

But her parents, Meri and Rollo, think the skull is related to their teenage parties in the Killing Cave back in the 1990s. And a school mate who went missing then.

None of them foresees the dangers that the discovery will create for their family.
The dangers of past deceits, silences and lies which have never been resolved.


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Published by Allen & Unwin.

The Liars is a heart-stopping cocktail
of family secrets, sinister unsolved disappearances and a community
at war with itself.

COMPELLING

Compelling, contemporary crime fiction at its best. McGovern fully captures the soul of an Australian small town overdue a reckoning.
 

RWR McDonald, Author, Nancy Business

BRAVE + GRIPPING

New and old lies form the bedrock of this brave and gripping novel, with a clash between truth and safety, and a violent past ricocheting into the present.

B.M. Carroll, Author,
You Had It Coming

MYSTERY + SECRETS

A gripping mystery
with a side serve
of secrets, social issues and family dynamics.
It kept me
guessing until
the very end.



Maya Linnell, Author,
Paperbark Hill

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Petronella McGovern
is fascinated by people - what makes us tick,
how we view the world, and the lies we tell
others and ourselves.
She's interested in
the complexities of relationships and the dynamics in families.