- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins - AU (20 May 2019)
- ISBN-10: 1460752384
- ISBN-13: 978-1460752388
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.8 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
The Accusation Paperback – 20 May 2019
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About the Author
Wendy James is the celebrated author of eight novels, including the bestselling The Mistake and the compelling The Golden Child, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Ned Kelly Award for crime. Her debut novel, Out of the Silence, won the 2006 Ned Kelly Award for first crime novel, and was shortlisted for the Nita May Dobbie award for women's writing. Wendy works as an editor at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation and writes some of the sharpest and most topical domestic noir novels in the country.
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Ellie Canning claims to have been kidnapped in Sydney and brought to Enfield Wash and held captive in the basement of a house by 2 women for a month. She escapes and becomes an instant media sensation, the nation is enthralled. But who would do this to a young girl and why? Local drama teacher Suzanne Wells is as appalled as everybody else but then police come knocking and arrest her for the crime. There is so much evidence making her look guilty but she did not do this. Why does it look like she has and how can she prove herself innocent when the victim is a media darling?
Thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins Australia for my advanced copy of this book to read. All opinions are my own and are in no way biased
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As Suzannah’s friendship with the nearby farmer, and original owner of her home, Chip Gascoyne deepened, Suzannah found she enjoyed his company. Mary liked him as well; he seemed able to control and calm her when she became confused. But it was when the police appeared at the door to Suzannah’s home, then brought the warrant to search the house that lives changed; trust fractured; truth was suspected of being lies. Suzannah was shattered…
The Accusation by Aussie author Wendy James is based on an 18th century English criminal case where the guilt or innocence of a certain party remains a mystery. Ms James has woven an intriguing, fascinating story of betrayal, evidence that can’t be denied and a web of dark secrets around a likeable and seemingly trustworthy woman. Highly recommended.