Podcast: Caroline Overington on How She Turned Lockdown into a Bestselling Thriller

Podcast: Caroline Overington on How She Turned Lockdown into a Bestselling Thriller

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Associate Editor of The Australian and bestselling author Caroline Overington talks to Cheryl about turning The Cuckoo’s Cry audiobook into a written novel, and why she decided to set this gripping new thriller during lockdown.

About the author:

Caroline Overington is a bestselling Australian author and an award-winning journalist. She has written eleven books, including the top-ten bestseller The One Who Got Away, and Last Woman Hanged, which won the Davitt Award for True Crime Writing in 2015. She has profiled many of the world’s most famous women, including Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton, and has twice won the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism. She has also won the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Journalistic Excellence and the Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature. Caroline is currently Associate Editor at The Australian and is based in Sydney.

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                          Publisher details

                          The Cuckoo's Cry
                          Author
                          Caroline Overington
                          Publisher
                          HarperCollins
                          Genre
                          Fiction
                          Released
                          29 September, 2021
                          ISBN
                          9781460760499

                          Synopsis

                          On the eve of the global lockdown, Don Barlow opens the door of his old beachside cottage to find a pretty girl with pink-tipped hair, claiming to be his granddaughter. She needs help and has nowhere else to go.He welcomes her in, and so begins a mystery set in unprecedented times: with the virus raging outside their home, the girl cannot be asked to leave, but what does he risk by having her stay?As Don and the girl start to forge a bond, Don's adult daughter has her own suspicions about what the newcomer is after. But, unable to travel, how can she protect Don and discover if the girl really is who she claims to be?
                          Caroline Overington
                          About the author

                          Caroline Overington

                          Caroline Overington is a bestselling Australian author and an award-winning journalist. She has previously written for the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian and the Australian Women’s Weekly, and has twice won Australia’s prestigious journalism award, The Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism. She has written eleven books, including Last Woman Hanged, which won the Davitt Award for True Crime Writing in 2015 and I Came To Say Goodbye, shortlisted for both Book of the Year, and Fiction Book of the Year, at the 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards.  She has profiled some of the world’s most famous women including Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, and lives in Sydney with her family, a blue dog and a lizard.

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