It Takes a Town by Aoife Clifford ISBN:9781761152733

It Takes a Town by Aoife Clifford

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So many people had reason to hate her, but did anyone have reason to kill her?

Everyone dies famous in a country town, but glamorous Vanessa Walton was a shining star. A celebrity since she was a child, Vanessa is back on the front page for all the wrong reasons; after a terrible storm she has been found dead at the bottom of her stairs.

At first her death seems to be a simple accident, but anonymous letters are discovered that suggest otherwise – and when 16-year-old Jasmine Langridge claims it is murder, she suddenly disappears. As the police begin to investigate, secrets are exposed and friendships unravel.

What happens to a community when murders and abductions sit alongside petty workmates, teenage tribulations and longstanding friendships? It will take a town to solve this crime, but what will be broken in the effort to piece together the truth?

PRAISE for It Takes a Town

‘A vivid story of small town allegiances and secret grudges that drew me in and didn’t let go! I was pinned to my chair.’ – Amanda Hampson, author of The Tea Ladies

About the Author: Aoife Clifford is the author of All These Perfect Strangers, which was longlisted for both the Australian Book Industry General Fiction Book of the Year and the Voss Literary Prize; Second Sight, a Publishers Weekly starred review and Book of the Week, and was Highly Commended at the Davitt Awards; and When We Fall, which was shortlisted for the Davitt Awards and the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. Aoife’s short stories have been published in Australia, United Kingdom and the United States, winning premier prizes such as the Scarlet Stiletto and the S.D. Harvey Short Crime Story Award.

03 Apr 2024

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Paperback / softback


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Readership Level

General (US: Trade)



Publication Date

03 Apr 2024

It Takes a Town by Aoife Clifford ISBN 9781761152733

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