A smart, classy thriller that blazes with the heat of Australia and slowly reveals its many layers.
- Fiona Mozley, author of Man Booker Prize finalist, Elmet
A smart debut. Beautifully atmospheric with its great sense of time and place.
- Melina Marchetta, author of Looking for Alibrandi
The Van Apfel Girls are Gone calls to mind The Virgin Suicides, Picnic at Hanging Rock with a dash of To Kill a Mockingbird. Certainly the writing bears the comparison.
- Kate Downey, The Leaf Bookshop
Sharp, mysteriously moving and highly entertaining.
- Robert Drewe, Walkley Award-winning journalist and author
This novel is one that will haunt readers long after they have turned the last page.- Angela Elizabeth, Books+Publishing
Engrossing and goosebumpy from start to finish… a novel that is as delightful as it is terrifying, and just scary good.
- Tim Johnston, bestselling author of Descent and The Current
I deeply admire the languid, lived-in prose of Felicity McLean’s lovely novel…
- Hannah Pittard, author of Visible Empire