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26 October 2021
RRP: $32.99
ISBN: 9781922626103
Paperback,  352 pages
234 x 153 mm
Crime Fiction

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Wild Place

by Christian White

In the summer of 1989, a local teen goes missing from the idyllic Australian suburb of Camp Hill. As rumours of Satanic rituals swirl, schoolteacher Tom Witter becomes convinced he holds the key to the disappearance. When the police won’t listen, he takes matters into his own hands with the help of the missing girl’s father and a local neighbourhood watch group.

But as dark secrets are revealed and consequences to past actions are faced, Tom learns that the only way out of the darkness is to walk deeper into it. Wild Place peels back the layers of suburbia, exposing what’s hidden underneath – guilt, desperation, violence – and attempts to answer the question: why do good people do bad things?

PRAISE for Christian White

‘White is a master of the art of misdirection … he writes like a dream.  White is clearly a rising international star. Prepare to be dazzled.’
The Age

‘The king of the twist, he’s becoming famous for it.’
Angela Bishop, Studio 10

‘Jaw-dropping … one of the best twists I’ve ever read.’
Michael Rowland, ABC News Breakfast

 ‘An exciting page-turning thriller with mechanisms that are all but invisible, and pace that is perfectly calibrated.’
The Australian

‘Thrilling, brilliant storytelling, unputdownable … Christian White has another hit on his hands’
Better Reading

‘Flat-out excellent …riveting from the start, twisted and clever.’  Readings

‘Dark, atmospheric, and full of twists and turns. 4 stars.’
Who magazine

‘One of our best new talents … his trademark style and energy will be enough to keep readers up all night. 4 1/2 stars’ The Big Issue

‘A born storyteller, one who seems to instinctively understand the weave of a proper yarn.’ The Saturday Paper

Also by Christian White

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White
The Nowhere Child by Christian White

About the Author

Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter whose projects include feature film Relic. The Nowhere Child was his first book and one of Australia’s bestselling debut novels ever. An early draft of this novel won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Clickbait, a television series Christian co-created with Tony Ayres (The Slap) is currently in production for Netflix.

Christian’s keenly awaited second book, The Wife and the Widow, was published by Affirm Press in 2019 and became an instant bestseller.

He lives in Balnarring, Victoria.