In the summer of 1989, a local teen goes missing from the idyllic suburb of Camp Hill in Australia. As rumours of Satanic rituals swirl, schoolteacher Tom Witter becomes convinced he holds the key to the disappearance. When the police won't listen, he takes matters into his own hands with the help of the missing girl's father and a local neighbourhood watch group.

But as dark secrets are revealed and consequences to past actions are faced, Tom learns that the only way out of the darkness is to walk deeper into it. Wild Place peels back the layers of suburbia, exposing what's hidden underneath - guilt, desperation, violence - and attempts to answer the question: Why do good people do bad things?

From the international bestseller Christian White, Wild Place is a white-knuckle descent into a street near you.


ISBN13: 9781922626103
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 384
Publication Date: 26 Oct 2021
Publisher: Affirm Press
Publication City, Country: Mulgrave, VIC, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.4(H) x 15.5(W) x 2.7(S)459
Weight (gm): 459

Author Biography

Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter whose credits include feature film Relic, Netflix series Clickbait and numerous other projects in the pipeline. His debut novel The Nowhere Child was one of Australia's bestselling debut novels ever and rights were sold in 17 international territories, and has been acquired for a major screen deal. Christian's second book The Wife and the Widow was published in 2019 and became an instant bestseller. Wild Place is his third novel.

Christian lives on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, with his wife, Summer DeRoche, and their adopted greyhound, Issy.


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