12-14 Sept 2024, State Library of NSW

What happened on The Night she Disappeared?

Wednesday 21 July 6pm

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival presents Lisa Jewell in conversation with Suzanne Leal about What happened on The Night she Disappeared? A book of suspense, mysteries, dark secrets, toxic relationships and family trauma.

This event took place online on Wednesday 21st of July at 6pm.

On a beautiful summer night, Tallulah Knox and her boyfriend Zach disappear after a party at Dark Place, a country estate in the woods, while her mother Kim is babysitting Tallulah’s son Noah.

A year later, a mysterious note reading Dig Here appears near a cottage at the edge of the woods, and is found by a newly-arrived writer of detective novels who has just moved in. She begins to investigate.

Perhaps now there will be answers to the mysteries of Dark Place and what happened to Tallulah and Zach. What really happened on that night?

Lisa Jewell

Bestselling UK writer Lisa Jewell’s first book, Ralph’s Party, was the top-selling debut novel of 1999. Since then she has written another eighteen novels, most recently a number of dark psychological thrillers, including The Girls, Then She Was Gone and The Family Upstairs. Lisa is a New York Times and Sunday Times number one bestselling author who has been published worldwide in over twenty-five languages. She lives in north London with her husband, two teenage daughters, one cat, one guinea pig and the best dog in the world.

Suzanne Leal

Interviewer Suzanne Leal is the author of the novels The Deceptions, The Teacher’s Secret and Border Street. A regular presenter at literary events and festivals, she is the chair of the fiction and poetry panel for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and former senior judge for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. A lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law, Suzanne is a senior member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and former member of the Refugee Review Tribunal. She is the host of Thursday Book Club, a weekly online discussion about books and reading.

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