Background From his beginnings as a second-hand bookshop owner to an author, interviewer and Director of Books at Booktopia, John Purcell is an embodiment of the Australian publishing industry. Although The Girl on the Page is the first novel attributed to Purcell, he has had previous success through a series of novels written under a pseudonym. … Read more
For the past two weeks Kate Bennet has lived under the control of a man claiming to be her uncle. He says that she did something terrible, something so unspeakable that he has to protect her from the police and media. Something that Kate can’t quite remember. As Kate uncovers some of her memories, she realises that Jim’s story isn’t quite adding up. Kate might not quite remember the night in question, but she is certain of one thing – she must escape.
Dr. Daniel Winters is living a fairy-tale life with his beautiful new wife, lovely home, and promising career. He prides himself on being an honest and responsible man. But when his wife begins to act suspiciously, a fellow doctor and friend dies a suspicious death, and alcohol tightens its grip, everything is threatened. Can Daniel keep this life he’s always dreamed of while protecting his patients and marriage?
Grace and Jack are a seemingly perfect couple, hosting friends and neighbours for stunning dinner parties in their beautiful home. Jack Angel spends his days fighting for victims of domestic violence. His wife, Grace, spends her days tending to their house, gardening, and painting. But why is Grace never seen outside? Why is she always with her husband? And why does the bedroom have bars on the window?
Withdrawing from a broken marriage, author Elena needs something to fill her days and, with evenings plagued by insomnia, her nights. One day something catches her eye – the seemingly perfect couple across the street. Elena quickly becomes absorbed by the seemingly suspicious actions of the beautiful wife. We begin to wonder: how far will a wife go?
The Space Between follows astronomer Sarah Mayfield as she returns home following an important presentation at NASA to find her husband, Ben, missing. In his place are a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, a gun, one million dollars and an erased security camera system. Is it voluntary, retaliation, murder, or kidnapping?
Subject Six-Eight-Four has spent years in a secret underground facility, experimented on and tortured by “evaluators” and guards attempting to break her silence. After suffering at the hands of these people for months on end, she is taken aback by a new evaluator – one who treats her with kindness and concern. His approach breaks her resolve, and Subject Six-Eight-Four learns more than she ever thought possible about herself, her captors, and their facility.
Martin Reese is a retired man with a unique hobby – digging up lost murder victims. He informs the police, taunting them, and claiming that he’s doing a public service by returning the missing to their loving families. Detective Sandra Whittal isn’t so sure. Convinced that the body finder is escalating, perhaps on the track to becoming a murderer himself, she focuses her efforts on uncovering him before he can do any damage. Sandra isn’t the only thing Martin needs to worry about, as an undiscovered serial killer begins to take umbrage with his casual detective work. What must Martin do to keep his family safe from the police and a killer?