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'A vivid story of small town allegiances and secret grudges that drew me in and didn’t let go! I was pinned to my chair.' – Amanda Hampson, author of The Tea Ladies

'One of the most enjoyable crime reads of the year.'  Hayley Scrivenor, internationally best-selling author of Dirt Town

So many people had reason to hate her, but did anyone have reason to kill her?

 
Everyone dies famous in a country town, but glamorous Vanessa Walton was a shining star. A celebrity since she was a child, Vanessa is back on the front page for all the wrong reasons; after a terrible storm she has been found dead at the bottom of her stairs.
 
At first her death seems to be a simple accident, but anonymous letters are discovered that suggest otherwise – and when 16-year-old Jasmine Langridge claims it is murder, she suddenly disappears. As the police begin to investigate, secrets are exposed and friendships unravel. 
 
What happens to a community when murders and abductions sit alongside petty workmates, teenage tribulations and longstanding friendships? It will take a town to solve this crime, but what will be broken in the effort to piece together the truth?
PRAISE for It Takes a Town:

There's a warmth and an edge to this beautifully written, nicely judged crime novel, which has at its heart the importance of female friendship.’ –Sydney Morning Herald

a complex and immersive read.’ –Canberra City News

‘A page-turning, easy read with a story driven by lively characters, It Takes A Town offers readers glimpses of a community that has more bubbling below the surface than can be contained within this novel.’ –Books + Publishing

 

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