“A smart and compulsive thriller that perfectly evokes the claustrophobia of small-town Australian life. I couldn’t put it down!”
-Graeme Simsion, New York Times Bestselling author of The Rose Project
‘I loved Little Secrets. It was the perfect blend of character, craft and country town quirk. Anna has such a knack for weaving tales that pull you in. The darkness in her writing is subtle and clever, but it definitely packs a punch.’
-Sarah Bailey, author of The Dark Lake
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AMBITION TRUMPS THE TRUTH?
A town reeling in the wake of tragedy.
An arsonist is on the loose in Colmstock, Australia, most recently burning down the town’s courthouse and killing a young boy who was trapped inside.
An aspiring journalist desperate for a story.
The clock is ticking for Rose Blakey. With nothing but rejections from newspapers piling up, her job pulling beers for cops at the local tavern isn’t enough to even cover rent. Rose needs a story—a big one.
A bizarre mystery.
In the weeks after the courthouse fire, porcelain replicas of Colmstock’s daughters begin turning up on doorsteps, terrifying parents and testing the limits of the town’s already fractured police force.
Rose may have finally found her story. But as her articles gain traction and the boundaries of her investigation blur, Colmstock is seized by a seething paranoia. Soon, no one is safe from suspicion. And when Rose’s attention turns to the mysterious stranger living in the rooms behind the tavern, neighbour turns on neighbour and the darkest side of self-preservation is revealed.
Released October 2017 (MIRA)
USA: Pre-order on Amazon
Victoria: Pre-order at Readings bookstore
Take a look at my visual diary for Little Secrets here