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LONGLISTED FOR THE NED KELLY BEST FIRST FICTION AWARD 2019

This voice is something else, it belongs to her as surely as the things in this room do.

It's one thing Ana has always known about herself.

She can be cruel.

In the shadow of a mountain in small-town Tasmania, a woman named Ana is watching the clock, marking the days until she ends her life.

The strange, reclusive daughter of the local pariah, that's how the people will remember her, when they remember her at all. No one will mourn her, she reasons, not really. Not even her faithful dog River. The only thing she's waiting for is the opportunity.

But then, on the very day she planned to end it all, the police find the body of local woman Rebecca Marsden. And for Ana, that changes everything. Because Ana was the last person to see Rebecca alive. Because Ana thinks she knows who killed her. And because Ana has decided to keep him for herself...

PRAISE FOR LONELY GIRL

"Lonely Girl is dark, disturbing and utterly compelling. Lynne Vincent McCarthy has created a unique protagonist in Ana, and an atmospheric story that will keep you reading long into the night. I can't wait to read more." Emma Viskic, author of the Caleb Zelic series

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743548127
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 26/06/2018
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Crime & mystery
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 336
  • Price: $29.99

LONGLISTED FOR THE NED KELLY BEST FIRST FICTION AWARD 2019

This voice is something else, it belongs to her as surely as the things in this room do.

It's one thing Ana has always known about herself.

She can be cruel.

In the shadow of a mountain in small-town Tasmania, a woman named Ana is watching the clock, marking the days until she ends her life.

The strange, reclusive daughter of the local pariah, that's how the people will remember her, when they remember her at all. No one will mourn her, she reasons, not really. Not even her faithful dog River. The only thing she's waiting for is the opportunity.

But then, on the very day she planned to end it all, the police find the body of local woman Rebecca Marsden. And for Ana, that changes everything. Because Ana was the last person to see Rebecca alive. Because Ana thinks she knows who killed her. And because Ana has decided to keep him for herself...

PRAISE FOR LONELY GIRL

"Lonely Girl is dark, disturbing and utterly compelling. Lynne Vincent McCarthy has created a unique protagonist in Ana, and an atmospheric story that will keep you reading long into the night. I can't wait to read more." Emma Viskic, author of the Caleb Zelic series

Awards

Long-listed for Davitt Awards Adult Fiction 2019Long-listed for Davitt Awards Adult Fiction 2019.

Long-listed for Ned Kelly Award Best First Fiction 2019Long-listed for Ned Kelly Award Best First Fiction 2019.

Author Information

Lynne Vincent McCarthy is a script advisor and screenwriter and has worked as a Development Executive at Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Screen Tasmania. Lonely Girl is her first novel. It has also been developed for film. She lives in Sydney.