Joy Moody is Out of Time by Kerryn Mayne ISBN:9781761343285

april book club

friday 19th || tuesday 23rd || tuesday 30th 

In store  |  Tickets $45  |  Bookings essential

We are delighted to kick off of our return to book clubbing with the second novel from Melbourne police officer turned author, Kerryn Mayne – Joy Moody is Out of Time. Mayne’s second offering suggests more quirky, clever, heartfelt writing akin to her 2023 debut, Lenny Marks Gets Away with Murder.

Book Club Session Times:

  • Friday 19 April 10.30-11.30am – BOOKED OUT
  • Tuesday 23 April 6.30-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 30 April 10.30-11.30am

about book club

Participation is $45 per month, with each month needing to be booked separately.  Each session includes:

  • copy of the new release book
  • moderated discussion
  • drink on arrival, light refreshments (evening sessions) or takeaway coffee / tea, biscuits (daytime sessions)
    (Please note: as drink orders for the day sessions will be taken at the start of each session to be prepared at a local café, late-arriving participants will not be included.  BYO reusable cups encouraged!)

Places in each session are limited. A participant may only attend one session per month.

Books will be made available well in advance of session dates to ensure plenty of reading time. Once booked, we will make contact with participants with full information and timing.

Bookings for all sessions will open 12pm Thursday 29 February and fill on a first come, first served basis.  A waitlist function will activate on the booking link in the event all sessions sell out.

Joy Moody is Out of Time by Kerryn Mayne ISBN:9781761343285

Joy Moody is Out of Time

Available 27 February

On her twin daughters’ twenty-first birthday, Joy Moody – proprietor of Bonbeach’s premier laundromat – is found dead. Yet that is not the strangest thing happening behind the bright pink facade of Joyful Suds.

For much of their lives, Joy has been telling Cassie and Andie one big, fat lie: that they are from the future, and that when they turn twenty-one they will travel back to the year 2050.

What started as a colourful tale to explain how the girls came to live with her has now become a decade-long deception. Worse still, Joy has started to believe it herself.

The lie is certainly preferable to the truth she can’t face – about what happened to the girls’ real mother, and how far Joy’s gone to keep them ‘safe’ . . .

With the twins’ twenty-first birthday fast approaching, and with Andie starting to have doubts, time is fast running out for Joy Moody. In more ways than one.

about the author

Kerryn Mayne is an author, former wedding photographer and current police officer. When not at work attempting to solve crime, she is writing about it or preparing an endless stream of snacks for her four children. Kerryn lives in the bayside suburbs of Melbourne with her husband, children and a highly suspect lovebird. She is the author of two novels: Lenny Marks Gets Away with Murder and Joy Moody Is Out Of Time.