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Wintering
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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Who is this please? Jessica. Jessica Weir. Im sorry, miss, but this was the last number Matthews on his way home. From work. Hes late. He should be home soon. And only the ocean breathing into the silence as if her own chest were rising and falling without fail. As if his heart were still beating. As if nothing in the world had changed. Weve found a car, miss, but theres no sign of a driver. When Jessicas partner disappears into the dark Tasmanian forest, there is of course the mystery of what happened to himthe deserted car, the enigmatic final image recorded on his phone. There is the strange circle of local women, widows of disappeared men, with their edgy fellowship and unhinged theories. And the forest itself: looming hugely over this tiny settlement on the remote tip of the island. But for Jessica there is also the tight community in which she is still a stranger and Matthew was not. What secrets do they know about her own life, that she doesnt. And why do they believe things that should notcannotbe true. For her own sanity, Jessica needs to know two things. Who was Matthew? And whoor whathas he become? Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of memoirAffectionand fiction: An Uncertain Grace, Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, as well as the Thomas Shapcott Award-winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC Television. Kneens writing, by turns playful and elegant, is never less than stimulating, in the literal and figurative senses of the word. Stella Prize 2017 Judgess Report Endlessly curious and inventive, provocative and inspiring. Sydney Morning Herald One of Australias hidden literary gems. With each new book, I find myself hoping that readers will finally discover her quirky, sexy and incredibly beautiful writing. Books+Publishing Highly unusual, very ambitious...but I think Krissy Kneen achieves it. Radio New Zealand
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Readage
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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• Y'all...I keep finding #challenges I want to participate in for the New Year. I can't seem to help myself 😬🤭 Missed a few weeks with this one but gonna try to catch up 🤞•

#reading #bookcrazy #goals #readinggoals #TBR #games #friends #LitsyLove

@Honeybeegirl thanks for hosting/sharing

MissAimz_55 Yeah same same. I finally had to stop myself haha. It‘s just too much fun! I‘m already in another bingo challenge on Facebook. It‘s a 2 month one. So I‘m in middle of it dec-Jan . 3w
Readage @MissAimz_55 😉👍 3w
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jessinikkip
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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So excited to kick off the #wintergames on #teamelectricsex

1. 116 so far
2. 65, sooo... Yeah
3. Really anything fun, but I have a few library checkouts to get through
4. Its colder. I like the start of winter best when its cold but not COLD

@StayCurious @Clwojick @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan It is currently snowing flakes as big as my hand. I think we have hit cold COLD. 2mo
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guinsgirlreads
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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1• 144
2• 100
3• The Last Affair by Margot Hunt
4• Boots!! 👢

#wintergames #slaybells

fakesteph Boots are the best! 2mo
MidnightBookGirl Awesome job on your reading goals! 26pts! 2mo
MidnightBookGirl Awesome job on your reading goals! 26pts! 2mo
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Jesstifies
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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@Clwojick @StayCurious #MerryReaders #WinterGames 1. Books Read: I have not been keeping track! Perhaps 30-ish! 2. I‘ve actually never set a yearly reading goal 😳 3. First TBR on my list is Ninth House! 4. Fav thing about winter? Fantasy Football playoffs or snowboarding maybe? Honestly I‘m a summer bae all day—winter is much too cold!

Clwojick I agree! I‘m a summer/autumn fan. I detest winter 🥶 2mo
Jerdencon I‘m with you on summer!! 2mo
Clwojick 26pts! 2mo
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JenlovesJT47
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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I received my package for the #WinterExchange from @bookish_wookish - yay! And yours is underneath and is going in the mail tomorrow.

#LitsyLove

bookish_wookish Yay! I cant wait for opening day! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @bookish_wookish yay!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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AmyG
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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#LitsyLove #Swap #WinterSwap

1. Yes
2. Everything but candles (I have a curious cat)
3. Ha....books
4. Milk chocolate - with or without “stuff” in it.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and my swap partner 😜

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think I‘ve sent you a candle 😳 4mo
robinb Nice to find a fellow milk chocolate lover...a lot of folks prefer dark. 😊👍 4mo
AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks If you did, it‘s being saved! @robinb 👊🏻 4mo
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kezzlou85 @robinb I'm a milk chocolate lover too. 4mo
robinb @kezzlou85 And three makes a club!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🍫🍫🍫🙌🏼🙌🏼 4mo
kezzlou85 @robinb it certainly does and it's the best. 4mo
AmyG @kezzlou85 👊🏻🎉 4mo
Crazeedi @robinb @AmyG @kezzlou85 make that a quad, I like milk chocolate too, no dark chocolate for me 4mo
robinb @Crazeedi Welcome to the #MilkChocolateForeverClub !! 👍🙌🏼🤣😁 4mo
kezzlou85 @robinb love this. ❤ 4mo
Crazeedi @robinb 💞💞💞 4mo
AmyG @robinb 🙌🏻❤️ 4mo
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Lizpixie
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day3 This one was pretty much a cover buy, plus the fact it‘s set in Tasmania which is a part of Australia I‘m most wanting to visit. This cover is just gorgeous, another one with an amazing picture of the gloaming. I‘m a sucker for sunset/moonrise pictures🌖Oh, try turning this picture upside down, gives you a different perspective👁👁

Cinfhen Cool!!! I love this cover and the book sounds good 💕 5mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 5mo
Nute OMG! Stunning cover! Very cool design! I might have to purchase for a cover-but reason as well!🙂 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I have a strange obsession with wanting to visit Tasmania. Stacked! 4mo
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Lizpixie
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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#AyUpAugust #Day15 #Missing Another Australian novel set in the wilds of Tasmania(I‘m kinda obsessed with the island state!)Jessica‘s partner Mathew disappears on his way home one night, leaving behind his car on the side of the highway & his phone with a fuzzy video of some kind of animal taken at the time he goes missing. Then she gets a visit from a group of women talking about missing partners & Tasmanian Tigers. Strange days indeed.

squirrelbrain Another one to stack! ❤️ 5mo
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Deidre-Dee-OfficialBookworm
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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~ A Winter In New Zealand ~

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Lizpixie
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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Another strangely beautiful Aussie story, this one set in the winter cold of southern Tasmania. Jessica works at a cave system in the national park, living in a cabin on the water with her abusive boyfriend Mathew. Until one night when he doesn‘t come home & the police find his car on the side of the highway empty. Are the women right, was he taken by something evil? #LLB19 #BookWithAPrettyCover #Pop19 #AuthorsFirstAndLastNameSameLetter

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AntoinetteBuchanan
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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Pitch perfect Tasmanian gothic

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Lizpixie
Wintering | Krissy Kneen
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#BookMail Pt7 This is another Aussie author & based story, I ordered a few for #AussieApril but since the backup at Booktopia it‘ll have to be #AussieMay instead! This is set in the Tasmanian wilderness, in a small town on the edge of the forest, Jessica‘s partner disappears. A stranger in the community, she‘s suspicious of a circle of women who‘ve also lost their partners but with strange theories of why. Who was Matthew? And what has he become?

Freespirit I'll be interested to hear your review😊 9mo
RadicalReader This cover is stunning love it 9mo
Lizpixie @Freespirit I can‘t wait to read it #AussieAprilAndMay @RadicalReader it‘s beautiful isn‘t it. I‘d have loved to get it in hardcover but it wasn‘t in that format. I need rotating shelves that I can put all my #stunningcovers on display instead of spines📕📗📘 9mo
RadicalReader @Lizpixie rotating shelves is what all bookworms should have to display their books beauty 9mo
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wordsofbek
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The atmosphere is as much a part of the story as the characters and with the setting in the woods of #tasmania there was plenty to use. This, the trauma of grief & domestic violence combine to create a #chilling #spooky and #confronting tale from the perspective of a woman who has come close to losing herself. Gritty realism combined with #paranormal to make a compelling tale that is uniquely #Australian and yet will speak to common experiences.

DarcysMom Your review sparked my interest! 13mo
wordsofbek @DarcysMom it was a very atmospheric read. Worth the hype I think. Put it this way, I love horror movies and never get freaked out. I read this book in in one night, couldn't put it down and was creeped out by some of it! Takes a bit to freak me, so I consider that exceptional writing! 😀 Let me know how you go if you read it! 13mo
DarcysMom I will have to move it up my TBR list! 13mo
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