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The Long Shadow

Anne Buist



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Text Publishing Company
05 May 2020
Psychologist Isabel Harris must figure who has a troubled mind-and who has trouble on their mind-in this new standalone psychological thriller from Anne Buist.

Write down something about yourself, as a mother, that worries you.

Psychologist Isabel Harris has come to the outback town of Riley because her husband Dean is assessing the hospital-the hub of the community-with a view to closing it down. Isabel, mostly occupied with her toddler, will run a mother-baby therapy group. But on the first day she gets an anonymous note from one of the mothers- The baby killer is going to strike again. Soon.

Then a series of small harassments begins.

Is it an attempt to warn Dean off? Or could the threat be serious? A child was murdered in Riley once before.

As Isabel discovers more about the mothers in her group, she begins to believe the twenty-five-year-old mystery of a baby's death may be the key to preventing another tragedy.
By:   Anne Buist
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   442g
ISBN:   9781922268709
ISBN 10:   1922268704
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   05 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Anne Buist is the Chair of Women's Mental Health at the University of Melbourne. She has thirty years' experience in perinatal psychiatry, and works with the legal system in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder. Her Natalie King- Forensic Psychologist series of thrillers is published by Text.

Reviews for The Long Shadow

'Suspenseful Aussie noir at its best.' * New Idea * 'Buist's own extensive background in psychiatry shines through.' * Herald Sun * 'In The Long Shadow, Buist continues to impress with her smart brand of psychological thriller. A brooding story about small town secrets and the lies we tell to protect ourselves.' * Emma Viskic *

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