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NEW RELEASE
2 JULY 2024

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THE LAST TRACE

What if you're scared you committed
a crime but can't remember...

Family. It means everything to Sheridan. She has missed having her brother around. At last, Lachy is back in Australia, and Sheridan can’t wait to spend the Easter holidays all together in the mountains with their kids.

But, on Good Friday, something devastating happens that rips their two families apart, and now she can’t imagine ever forgiving him.

Lachy knows he’s not coping, but his sister doesn’t have the full story. And, terrifyingly, nor does he. There are some critical gaps in his memory. How is he connected to a missing woman, a hit and run, and a request for DNA?

To untangle the truth, Lachy must decide who he can trust. His sister? His friends? Even himself?

The Last Trace is a gripping thriller about siblings and secrets, and the traces we can never erase.


Available through your local bookshop, Booktopia or on this page.

Published by Allen & Unwin.

PART FAMILY DRAMA, PART HIGH CONCEPT THRILLER 
= 100% COMPELLING.

Sarah Bailey, Author, Body of Lies

Sunset Skies

REVIEWS OF THE LAST TRACE

Petronella McGovern's band of clever, family-centric thrillers just got even better.
The Last Trace grabbed me from the first sentence and didn't let me go.

Emotionally charged
and compelling, 

The Last Trace is a brilliantly twisty tale
Strap in and enjoy the ride because you never quite know where this story will take you. 

Petronella McGovern's unerring knack of dissecting and upending families and friendships
is cleverly showcased
in The Last Trace,a compelling tale of secrets and lies, memory and fear, deceit and redemption.

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