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Join us for our next author talk with Vikki Wakefield as she shares about her latest psychological thriller “To the river”.

Vikki Wakefield writes fiction for adults and young adults. Her novels have been shortlisted for and won numerous awards. After You Were Gone was her first novel for adults and was published in 2022 to much acclaim. Come and listen to Vikki as she discusses her latest psychological thriller 'To the River'.

The Kelly family has always been trouble. When a fire in a remote caravan community kills nine people, including 17-year-old Sabine Kelly’s mother and sister, Sabine confesses to the murders. Shortly after, she escapes custody and disappears. Recently made redundant from marriage, motherhood and her career, journalist Rachel Weidermann has long suspected Sabine made her way back to the river—now, twelve years after the ‘Caravan Murders’, she has the time and the tenacity to corner a fugitive and land the story of the year.

Rachel’s ambition lights the fuse leading to a brutal chain of events, and the web Sabine weaves will force Rachel to question everything she believes. Vikki Wakefield’s compelling psychological thriller is about class, corruption, love, loyalty, and the vindication of truth and justice. And a brave dog called Blue.

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About the author

Vikki Wakefield is a multi-award-winning author who writes fiction for both young adults and adults, often exploring themes of family, class, and relationships in contemporary settings. Her acclaimed novels, including 'All I Ever Wanted', 'Friday Brown', 'Inbetween Days', and 'Ballad for a Mad Girl', have been shortlisted for numerous awards. In 2020, her novel 'This Is How We Change the Ending' won Book of the Year: Older Readers at the Children’s Book Council Awards. Her first novel for adults, 'After You Were Gone', is a psychological thriller, and she is currently working on her second adult novel.