In The Clearing

In The Clearing Review

A stunning new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Call Me Evie.

Amy has only ever known what life is like in the Clearing. She knows what's expected of her. She knows what to do to please her elders, and how to make sure life in the community remains happy and calm. That is, until a new young girl joins the group. She isn't fitting in; she doesn't want to stay. What happens next will turn life as Amy knows it on its head.

Freya has gone to great lengths to feel like a 'normal person'. In fact, if you saw her go about her day with her young son, you'd think she was an everyday mum. That is, until a young girl goes missing and someone from her past, someone she hasn't seen for a very long time, arrives in town.

As Amy and Freya's story intertwines the secrets of the past bubble up to the surface. This rural Aussie town's dark underbelly is about to be exposed and lives will be destroyed.

Title:In The Clearing
Edition Language:English

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    In The Clearing Reviews

  • Mandy White

    Did you love Call me Evie? Yes... then you are going to LOVE In the Clearing! In my opinion In the Clearing is better than Call Me Evie! It is that good! This was a book that I was desperate to get my...

  • Joanna

    You may think that ‘Call Me Evie’ would be hard to outdo but J.P. Pomare has risen to the challenge with his new book. It only took me 90 minutes to get through - a true page turner! It was comple...

  • NZLisaM

    4.5 “I'm still shaking with disbelief" stars!Teenager Amy lives an insular existence in the Clearing, raised by the Elders through strict routine, brainwashing, deprivation, punishment, and fear to ...

  • Michael

    New Zealand born, Melbourne based author J.P. Pomare has been on a roll lately after his debut Call Me Evie won the Nagio Marsh award for best first novel. He has now followed up with a story about a ...

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com4.5 stars‘I knew I would always be burdened with the past.’It has been quite the year for J.P. Pomare, the author of Call Me Evie and In the Clearing. Pomare ...

  • bookswithpaulette

    The second book from J.P Pomare. If you liked his first book this one is a massive step up very polished and grabbed my attention very quickly.This book is centred around Freya, she’s a little paran...

  • Amber

    Really loved this. First half is tense, second half is twisty. I like it a lot more than his first novel....

  • Julie Garner

    I received an ARC of this book.I thought that Call Me Evie was a standout for a debut author. In The Clearing steps it up further and sucks you right in, straight away. I don't know how he has done it...

  • Book Bandit

    Full Disclaimer: I'm a huge fan of Call Me Evie and after reading the synopsis of this was worried I wouldn't like it but OH MY GOD the twists, the pace, the story! I loved it.I've read a few books la...

  • Debbie

    Eerie, chilling and suspenseful. This one kept me turning the pages until I found out how it would end. Amy has only ever know what life is like in the Clearing. As we come to know, the Clearing, is a...