This Friday: The Australian author who will ignite your book club

This Friday: The Australian author who will ignite your book club

At 8pm (AEST) this Friday 9 March we are joined by Kelly Rimmer, who will be revealing the inspiration behind, and the process of writing, her new psychological drama Before I Let You Go.

About the book 

Whatever decision Lexie makes in Before I Let You Go, Kelly Rimmer’s heartrending story about two sisters with an unbreakable bond, it has grave implications. In a plot that poses some nitty gritty questions sure to provoke fiery exchanges in book clubs, the internationally bestselling Australian author has delivered a cracking good read written with wisdom and compassion about our closest relationships.

Friday Night-In Guest: Kelly Rimmer 

Kelly Rimmer has sold 600,000 digital copies of her previous four novels: Me Without You, The Secret Daughter, When I Lost You, and A Mother’s Confession. Before I Left You is Kelly’s first novel published in print – and what a fine print debut it is. Kelly lives in rural NSW with her husband and two ‘naughty’ dogs. Her novels have been translated into more than 20 languages.

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Hosting the evening are writers Fiona Higgins and Kylie Ladd, who pride themselves on supporting the Australian writing scene by discovering excellent fiction from Aussie shores and sharing them with the world.

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                      Publisher details

                      Before I Let You Go
                      Author
                      Kelly Rimmer
                      Publisher
                      Hachette
                      Released
                      27 February, 2018

                      Synopsis

                      As children, Lexie and Annie were incredibly close. Bonded by the death of their beloved father, they weathered the storms of life together. When Lexie leaves home to follow her dream, Annie is forced to turn to her leather-bound journal as the only place she can confide her deepest secrets and fears...As adults, sisters Lexie and Annie could not be more different. Lexie is a successful doctor and happily engaged. Annie is an addict - a thief, a liar and unable to remain clean. When Annie's newborn baby is in danger of being placed in foster care, Annie picks up the phone to beg her sister for help. Will Lexie agree to take in her young niece? And how will Annie survive, losing the only thing in her life worth living for?What do you do when your sister, an addict, tells you she's pregnant and needs your help?
                      Kelly Rimmer
                      About the author

                      Kelly Rimmer

                      Kelly Rimmer is the USA Today bestselling women’s fiction author of five novels, including Me Without You and The Secret Daughter. She lives in rural Australia with her husband, 2 children and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil. Her novels have been translated into more than 20 languages.

                      Books by Kelly Rimmer

                      Fiona Higgins
                      About the author

                      Fiona Higgins

                      Fiona Higgins is the author of four novels - An Unusual Boy, Fearless, Wife on the Run and The Mothers’ Group - and a memoir, Love in the Age of Drought. Her novels have been translated internationally in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain and Estonia.

                      Outside of writing, Fiona has tertiary qualifications in the humanities, social sciences and Indonesian Studies, and a longstanding career in the Australian not-for-profit sector. Over the past twenty years, she has worked with organisations specialising in international development, youth at risk, rural and regional issues and youth mental health.

                      She is a founding director of Australian Philanthropic Services (APS), which inspires effective philanthropy and provides education and practical support for individuals and advisers. A passionate advocate for positive education strategies to support youth mental wellbeing, Fiona is a volunteer Crisis Support Worker on Australia’s national crisis and suicide hotline, Lifeline.

                      She lives in Sydney and enjoys ocean swimming, early morning runs and arguing about Monopoly with her three children.

                      Books by Fiona Higgins

                      Kylie Ladd
                      About the author

                      Kylie Ladd

                      Kylie Ladd is a novelist and freelance writer. Her essays and articles have appeared in the Age, Griffith Review and O magazine, among others, and she is a regular contributor to the popular MamaMia website. Kylie's first novel, After the Fall, was published in Australia, the US and Turkey. Her other novels are Last Summerwhich was highly commended in the FAW Christina Stead Award for fiction, Into My Arms, chosen as one of Get Reading’s ‘50 books you can’t put down’ for 2013, and her latest, Mothers and Daughters. She holds a PhD in neuropsychology and lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.

                      Books by Kylie Ladd

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