A poignant novel by a fresh Australian voice,
The Promise Seed will move and
mesmerise you.

This is a beautifully paced debut … it’s a thoughtful portrait of friendship, family and loneliness, and Moriarty’s finely drawn characters … bring levity and pathos to a sombre but moving story.

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Parting Words is a gripping story that exposes family silences, and questions how well we really know those close to us.

…a beautifully written opening scene; and a cast of lightly drawn characters. This is a nuanced love letter to parents who have passed on; something that will no doubt resonate with many.

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The development of Cass’ third novel is assisted by a grant gratefully received from the Australia Council for the Arts.

Cass Moriarty writes movingly about family, friendship, love and relationships, exploring the themes of loyalty, loss, betrayal, guilt, redemption, grief and the importance of forgiveness.

Her stories feature histories, memories and secrets and the way in which troubled families function.

Moriarty explores family secrets, polite societal conventions, love, loss and expectation with truth, compassion and genuine feeling.

Leanne Edmistone

The Courier Mail

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What a busy start to the year it’s been, and so many great events to come. Get involved and support authors by attending events at your local bookstore – a great way to meet other book-lovers too! I’m excited to launch Tabitha Bird’s debut novel A Lifetime of Impossible Days in June, I’ll be in conversation with Mary-Rose MacColl in May, and speaking to literary legend Melina Marchetta in April. See the events section for dates of upcoming author events and workshops. In the meantime, take a peek at my latest reviews (What Am I Reading? section). Happy reading!

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Man at the Window – Robert Jeffreys

Man at the Window (Echo 2018) is the first novel in a planned crime series featuring Detective Cardilini, by author Robert Jeffreys. The story is set in the 1960’s, in a posh Perth private boarding school for boys, where a boarding master is shot dead.

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Scrublands – Chris Hammer

Journalist Chris Hammer’s crime novel Scrublands (Allen & Unwin Books 2018) burst onto the scene with a lot of fanfare as an addition to the genre ‘outback noir’, which includes books such as Jane Harper’s The Dry.

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