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Things We Bury

by Matthew Ryan Davies

Trade Paperback $34.99

$34.99

Things We Bury

by Matthew Ryan Davies

$34.99

$34.99

Three siblings, reunited in their home town, are struggling to deal with the fallout of a car crash that almost killed their father. This, on top of everything else life is throwing at them.

Josh is trying to save his marriage and hard-won TV career in the wake of a painfully public sexual harassment scandal. But is he really as innocent as he says?

Jac, perennially single, is getting married - unbeknownst to her family. But will the private war she's been waging since leaving the town sabotage this relationship, too?

Dane, ever honest and dependable, is running the family business while their father is in hospital. But not everything is above board. Can he look the other way for his dad's sake?

A mysterious list of names. Long-buried family secrets. Old, festering wounds.

What will happen when everything buried is dragged to the surface?


Praise for Things We Bury

'Davies writes with rare clarity and empathy, giving a razor-sharp insight into the complexities of modern life. An acutely observed, utterly compelling family drama.' - Mark Brandi

'Things We Bury had me in the first chapter! So compelling, so well written, so damn clever. It is that book that will have you saying "just one more chapter" until it's finished. I am already desperate for his next book.' - Sally Hepworth

'From the opening page of Things We Bury, I was so immersed in the Harding family I felt like I was one of them. Weighty emotional themes are carried along in a fluent and easy style, and when all seems to be spinning apart, the ties of love are stress-tested. Only a truly gifted novelist could pull this off, and Matthew Ryan Davies has written a beautiful, moving family drama.' - Malcolm Knox

'Jeez, this family. Their stories. It's like an addiction. It gets into your veins and it is very hard to quit them.' - John Birmingham

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760987923
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 28/06/2022
  • Category: Fiction & related items / General
    Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 352
  • Price: $34.99

Three siblings, reunited in their home town, are struggling to deal with the fallout of a car crash that almost killed their father. This, on top of everything else life is throwing at them.

Josh is trying to save his marriage and hard-won TV career in the wake of a painfully public sexual harassment scandal. But is he really as innocent as he says?

Jac, perennially single, is getting married - unbeknownst to her family. But will the private war she's been waging since leaving the town sabotage this relationship, too?

Dane, ever honest and dependable, is running the family business while their father is in hospital. But not everything is above board. Can he look the other way for his dad's sake?

A mysterious list of names. Long-buried family secrets. Old, festering wounds.

What will happen when everything buried is dragged to the surface?


Praise for Things We Bury

'Davies writes with rare clarity and empathy, giving a razor-sharp insight into the complexities of modern life. An acutely observed, utterly compelling family drama.' - Mark Brandi

'Things We Bury had me in the first chapter! So compelling, so well written, so damn clever. It is that book that will have you saying "just one more chapter" until it's finished. I am already desperate for his next book.' - Sally Hepworth

'From the opening page of Things We Bury, I was so immersed in the Harding family I felt like I was one of them. Weighty emotional themes are carried along in a fluent and easy style, and when all seems to be spinning apart, the ties of love are stress-tested. Only a truly gifted novelist could pull this off, and Matthew Ryan Davies has written a beautiful, moving family drama.' - Malcolm Knox

'Jeez, this family. Their stories. It's like an addiction. It gets into your veins and it is very hard to quit them.' - John Birmingham

Author Information

Matthew Ryan Davies is a freelance copywriter and editor, mostly for the healthcare sector. In 2019 and 2020 he worked with the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System to deliver its interim and final reports.

Matthew is also the author of the young adult novel This Thing of Darkness, which was highly commended in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and two grown children.

Find out more about Matthew and his work at www.matthewryandavies.com.

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AUTHOR EVENTS

27 June 2022

Join us for the launch Matthew Ryan Davies' novel, 'Things We Bury', a novel filled with secrets and redemptions. In 'Things We Bury', three sibling reunite while struggling to deal with the fallout of a car crash that almost killed their father, on top of everything else life seems to be throwing at them. ?Josh is trying to save his marriage and hard-won TV career in the wake of a painfully public sexual harassment scandal. But is he really as innocent as he says? Jac, perennially single, is getting married - unbeknownst to her family. But will the private war she's been waging since leaving the town sabotage this relationship, too? ?Dane, ever honest and dependable, is running the family business while their father is in hospital. But not everything is aboveboard. Can he look the other way for his dad's sake? This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

6:30 PM

Readings Carlton
309 Lygon St Carlton VIC 3053 Website



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