The Liars

Petronella McGovern

From the bestselling author of Six Minutes and The Good Teacher comes a compelling family drama of marital secrets and family tensions set within an investigation of sinister unsolved killings.

‘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

‘Compelling, contemporary crime fiction at its best. McGovern fully captures the soul of an Australian small town overdue a reckoning.’ RWR McDonald, author of the bestselling Nancy Business

What if your search for the truth puts your family at risk?

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

Her parents, Meri and Rollo, aren’t so sure. In 1998, their classmate went missing after a party in the Killing Cave. They’re horrified to discover the destructive teenage parties are still happening, and Siena was there last weekend.

While Meri is trying to keep her daughter out of trouble, she doesn’t realise her son, Taj, has his own problems. And none of them foresees the danger that Siena’s actions will create for the whole family.

As more secrets are exposed, the police investigate whether multiple murders have been committed. If so, by whom? And is the killer still living in Kinton Bay?

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

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

Release
Aug-2022
ISBN
9781760879242
RRP (AUD)
$32.99
Pages
432
Format
Paperback
Category
Modern & Contemporary Fiction

Petronella McGovern

Petronella McGovern is a writer and editor who grew up on a farm outside Bathurst, NSW. After working in Canberra for a number of years, she now lives on Sydney’s northern beaches with her husband and two children. Petronella’s bestselling novels, Six Minutes and The Good Teacher were received to great acclaim. The Liars is her third novel.

Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is Australia’s leading independent publisher and is the 2020 Publisher of the Year, a title we’ve now held fourteen times. Our lists are unrivalled in scope and quality, our focus on original ideas and voices, and our acclaimed authors and titles amongst Australia’s best.