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Six Minutes Kindle Edition
|Length: 361 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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About the Author
Petronella McGovern works in marketing and communications, and has written two non-fiction books. She grew up on a farm near Bathurst, New South Wales. This novel was inspired by her time living on the edge of Canberra, when her children's playgroup became a soure of support and friendship. Petronella now lives in Sydney, with her husband and two children, in a house backing on the bush with wallabies in the garden. Six Minutes is her first novel. Her new novel, The Good Teacher, will be published in 2020. --This text refers to the mass_market edition.
- ASIN : B07Q19F2CY
- Publisher : Allen & Unwin (1 July 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 1268 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 361 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 5,918 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
4.2 out of 5
71 global ratings
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Reviewed in Australia on 21 October 2020
Having just enjoyed Petronella McGovern’s second novel The Good Teacher, I looked forward to this, her first, and wasn’t disappointed. Three year old Bella disappears from playgroup in the six minutes it takes her mother Lexie to go to the shop for alternative biscuits - ones without nuts. As the days go by and neither the police nor volunteer searchers find any trace of Bella, a grim backstory for Lexie and her paediatrician husband Marty emerges. What McGovern shows very well is the way all corners of the internet can amplify the crazies on our planet who revel in righteous indignation and moral outrage, often building unjustified hatred and contempt and ruining people’s lives. Not surprising that this is becoming an increasingly hot topic. We all need a course in critical thinking, ethics, civility and kindness; in giving people the benefit of the doubt until it’s definitively proven that they don’t deserve it. You can’t go too wrong with the motto “Beware of fanatics”. This is a ripping yarn, told from various points of view and yes, the culprit isn’t who you think it is. In fact, thanks to the dexterous way McGovern keeps the balls in the air, I really didn’t know who to suspect. Also: top marks for the research. The hospital and police stuff etc comes across as spot on.
Reviewed in Australia on 6 September 2019
A long winded, repetitive, superficial novel that limps to a banal conclusion. I persevered only because I was laid up with nothing else available. Poor writing, superficial characters, ridiculous plot. Don't waste your time with this one.
Reviewed in Australia on 20 July 2019
What a journey. What a writer. Petronella McGovern takes you on a heart stopping roller coaster ride as she transports you to a small tight knit Australian community where a little girl goes missing. You can’t put it down and you don’t want it to end! A great read.
Reviewed in Australia on 26 March 2020
An awesome read that left me questioning every character and their actions, this story has everything you want in a book -- action, emotion, suspense and relief! I can't wait to read more of Petronella's work!!
Awesome book with twists and turns to keep you reading...even late into the night when you should be sleeping! Highly recommended read!Reviewed in Australia on 20 August 2019
Awesome book with twists and turns to keep you reading...even late into the night when you should be sleeping! Highly recommended read!
Top reviews from other countries
I loved itReviewed in the United States on 21 September 2019
I love a good twist and turn. This one had me guessing right until the end. I would definitely recommend