To the River
by Vikki Wakefield
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Pub Date 27 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 01 Feb 2024
From the author of AFTER YOU WERE GONE
The Kelly family has always been trouble. When a fire in a remote caravan community kills nine people, including 17-year-old Sabine Kelly’s mother and sister, Sabine confesses to the murders. Shortly after, she escapes custody and disappears. Recently made redundant from marriage, motherhood and her career, journalist Rachel Weidermann has long suspected Sabine made her way back to the river—now, twelve years after the ‘Caravan Murders’, she has the time and the tenacity to corner a fugitive and land the story of the year.
Rachel’s ambition lights the fuse leading to a brutal chain of events, and the web Sabine weaves will force Rachel to question everything she believes. Vikki Wakefield’s compelling psychological thriller is about class, corruption, love, loyalty, and the vindication of truth and justice. And a brave dog called Blue.
PRAISE FOR TO THE RIVER
‘Vikki Wakefield’s To the River gets under your skin. Two very different women are brought together in the search for the truth and something like justice. Covered in dog hair and splattered with river mud, this taut, muscular thriller absolutely delivers.’—Hayley Scrivenor, author of Dirt Town
‘A completely gripping story, with two brave, tough and damaged women at its heart. Vikki Wakefield is a brilliant writer.’—Shelley Burr, author of Wake
‘An atmospheric mystery with layer upon layer of secrets. Two flawed women discover how much they are willing to risk when justice is not equal and the system is not there to protect them.’—Dinuka McKenzie, author of The Torrent
‘Heartrending and heart pounding. At times beautiful and graceful, at times propulsive and frantic—just like a river.’—Michelle Prak, author of The Rush
PRAISE FOR VIKKI WAKEFIELD AND AFTER YOU WERE GONE
‘Gripping, propulsive, and unbearably tense—the best psychological thriller I’ve read in years.’—Mark Brandi, author of Southern Aurora
‘A dark and twisting novel of psychological suspense that will have you turning pages and checking your locks.’—Emma Viskic, author of Those Who Perish
‘An original thriller full of empathy. Flawed and vulnerable, Abbie is so real. I was with her all the way.’—Sarah Bailey, author of The Housemate
‘This is how to write a psychological thriller; stylish prose in a warts-and-all tale…Wakefield makes a seamless transition into the adult genre.’—Herald Sun
‘You’ll be questioning every character, their motives and [their] memories…[A] great thriller.’—Australian
‘A riveting read…Breathtaking.’—Sisters in Crime