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Author event: The Library Lounge presents Petronella McGovern in conversation with Karen Eastwood


No additional fees apply to this event.

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Tuesday 20th September 2022


Wallsend Library

30 Bunn Street

Wallsend 2287

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Join us for a entertaining conversation with Petronella McGovern, who will chat about her newest book 'The Liars'. This is the third book from the bestselling author and explores a compelling family drama of marital secrets and family tensions set within an investigation of sinister unsolved killings. 

Petronella McGovern bestselling author of Six Minutes and The Good Teacher brings her compelling new family drama The Liar, to Newcastle. Petronella will be in conversation with Karen Eastwood.
Copies of Petronella's books will be available to purchase at the event and there will be an opportunity to have your book signed.

Light refreshments will be available.

About the author

Petronella McGovern's books have been described as domestic noir and psychological suspense. With strong characters and gripping storylines, her novels will keep you reading - and guessing - late into the night.

Petronella grew up on in a large family on a farm in the Central West of New South Wales. After travelling and working in Canberra for a number of years, she now lives on Sydney's northern beaches with her husband and their two teenagers.

Petronella's bestselling debut novel, Six Minutes, was shortlisted for the Australian Crime Writers' Association's Ned Kelly Awards and longlisted for the Australian Independent Bookseller's Indie Book Awards. Her second novel, The Good Teacher, was longlisted for the Davitt Awards. The Liars is her third novel.


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.

When: Tuesday 20th September, 10:30AM
Where: Wallsend Library, Bunn Street Wallsend
Bookings essential, all welcome. 

Please do not attend this event if you are unwell. As spaces are limited, please cancel if you can no longer attend. 

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