Part mystery, part coming-of-age story, The Van Apfel Girls are Gone takes place over the long hot summer of 1992. It’s the summer of the school’s Showstopper concert. The summer Tikka never forgot. The summer the Van Apfel sisters disappeared.
This is Picnic at Hanging Rock for a new generation, with a shimmering, unexplained mystery at its heart.
“A smart, classy thriller blazing with the heat of Australia that slowly reveals its many layers.”
—Fiona Mozley, author of Elmet, 2017 Man Booker Prize finalist
Out 2019 with HarperCollins (Australia), Algonquin Books (USA), Oneworld Publications (UK), Presses de la cité (France) and Siruela (Spain).