2017 Ned Kelly Award Best Crime Fiction shortlist
When teenage bullying spirals out of control who is to blame?
Blogger Lizzy's life is shiny, happy, normal. Two gorgeous children, a handsome husband, destiny under control. For her real-life alter ego, Beth, things are unravelling. Tensions simmer with her husband, her mother-in-law, her own mother. Her daughters, once the objects of her existence, have moved into teenage-hood, their lives - at school, at home, and online - increasingly mysterious to her.
Then a fellow student is callously bullied and the finger of blame pointed at one of Beth's girls. As an innocent child lies suspended between life and death, two families are forced to question everything they believe about their children, and the answers are terrifying.
As unsettling as it is compelling, The Golden Child asks: How well can you know anyone in the digital age?
A potent story with shades of The Party and Mary Kubica.