All our secrets / Jennifer Lane.

By: Lane, Jennifer [author.]Material type: TextTextDescription: 300 pages ; 20 cmISBN: 9780994132215 Subject(s): Cults -- Australia -- Fiction | Missing children -- Australia -- FictionGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century. Summary: A girl called Gracie. A small town called Coongahoola with the dark Bagooli River running through it. The Bleeders - hundreds of `Believers' who set up on the banks of the river, who start to buy up the town and win souls. The River Children - born in the aftermath of the infamous River Picnic. They begin to go missing, one after another. Gracie Barrett is the naively savvy spokesperson for her chaotic family (promiscuous dad, angry mum, twins Lucky and Grub, Elijah the River Child and fervent, prayerful Grandma Bett), for the kids who are taken, for the lurking fear that locks down the town and puts everyone under suspicion. Gracie is funny and kind, bullied and anguished, and her life spirals out of control when she discovers she knows what no one else does: who is responsible for the missing children. Coongahoola is where hope and fear collide, where tender adolescence is confronted by death, where kindness is a glimmer of light in the dark.
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A girl called Gracie. A small town called Coongahoola with the dark Bagooli River running through it. The Bleeders - hundreds of `Believers' who set up on the banks of the river, who start to buy up the town and win souls. The River Children - born in the aftermath of the infamous River Picnic. They begin to go missing, one after another. Gracie Barrett is the naively savvy spokesperson for her chaotic family (promiscuous dad, angry mum, twins Lucky and Grub, Elijah the River Child and fervent, prayerful Grandma Bett), for the kids who are taken, for the lurking fear that locks down the town and puts everyone under suspicion. Gracie is funny and kind, bullied and anguished, and her life spirals out of control when she discovers she knows what no one else does: who is responsible for the missing children. Coongahoola is where hope and fear collide, where tender adolescence is confronted by death, where kindness is a glimmer of light in the dark.

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Winner of Best First Novel in Ngaio Marsh Mystery Writers Awards 2018. A great read - I couldn't put it down. If you enjoy Joy Dettman books you'll love this one.

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