The Valley of Lost Stories

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Q&A with Vanessa McCausland, Author of The Valley of Lost Stories

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4 December 2020

Q&A with Vanessa McCausland, Author of The Valley of Lost Stories

    Beautiful, Beguiling and Treacherous: Take a Sneak Peek at The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland

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    1 December 2020

    Beautiful, Beguiling and Treacherous: Take a Sneak Peek at The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland

      Superbly Atmospheric, Absolutely Gripping: Read our Review of The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland

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      Superbly Atmospheric, Absolutely Gripping: Read our Review of The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland

        Synopsis

        Beautiful, beguiling and treacherous ... Big Little Lies meets Picnic at Hanging Rock in a secluded valley over the Blue Mountains. Four women and their children are invited to the beautiful but remote Capertee Valley, west of the Blue Mountains. Once home to a burgeoning mining industry, now all that remains are ruins slowly being swallowed by the bush and the jewel of the valley, a stunning, renovated Art Deco hotel. This is a place haunted by secrets. In 1948 Clara Black walked into the night, never to be seen again. As the valley beguiles these four friends, and haunts them in equal measure, each has to confront secrets of her own: Nathalie, with a damaged marriage; Emmie, yearning for another child; Pen, struggling as a single parent; and Alexandra, hiding in the shadow of her famous husband. But as the mystery of what happened seventy years earlier unravels, one of the women also vanishes into this bewitching but wild place, forcing devastating truths to the surface.
        Vanessa McCausland
        About the author

        Vanessa McCausland

        Vanessa McCausland studied English and Australian literature at The University of Sydney. She has worked as a journalist for 17 years including as a news and medical reporter for The Daily Telegraph and entertainment reporter for mX Newspaper. Her work has appeared in news.com.au, mamamia, body+soul, whimn.com.au and she's currently a weekend editor at kidspot.com.au. Vanessa has previously published a novel with Penguin Random House. She lives on Sydney's northern beaches with her husband and daughter.

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