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Where you left us | Rhiannon Wilde | Avid Reader

Thursday, 1 September 2022

18:30

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19:30

Avid Reader Bookshop West End

Join Rhiannon Wilde in-conversation with Kay Kerr to launch her newest young adult novel Where You Left Us.

Where You Left Us is an evocative YA mash-up that's like Wuthering Heights meets Sherlock Holmes, with Taylor Swift's evermore as the soundtrack. Think Kristen Stewart playing Heathcliff, and Holmes and Watson as teenagers with social anxiety - all set on the beach. Cinnamon Prince is angry. She's living at home with her rockstar father after his latest breakdown, and she's stuck in a town where people have whispered that the Princes aren't quite right ever since the mysterious disappearance of her Great Aunt Sadie. Not that Cinnamon cares about anyone else's opinion. Except, she might be really starting to care what her gorgeous co-worker Daisy Leung thinks. Scarlett Prince is anxious. Most of the time, and also about spending the summer with her sister and barely there dad. She's holding it together. Just. But when sister's ex-boyfriend-now-best-friend Will starts helping her search for the truth about Sadie, things get all-the-ways complicated. Can solving the mystery fix their broken family? A story about healing, home and how to pick up the pieces when you feel left behind.

Rhiannon Wilde is a writer and former Brisbane high school teacher. Her debut novel, Henry Hamlet's Heart, won the Queensland Literary Awards Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer in 2019, was longlisted for an Indie Book Award in 2021 and was a CBCA Notable Book of 2022. She can usually be found drinking coffee dressed like a slightly subdued Elton John, and lives with her partner on a hill near the sea.

Kay Kerr is a former journalist and community newspaper editor from Brisbane, now living on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and daughter and working as a freelance writer. Kay was writing Please Don't Hug Me, her debut novel, when she received her own autism-spectrum diagnosis.