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Words with Wine: Holly Craig - Crime Fiction

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Join local author Holly Craig for a discussion about her novels set in familiar landscapes: The Rip on Rottnest Island and The Shallows on Sydney's rugged coast. Her books have been described as roller coaster reads. Holly's writing style adds to the tension and fast pace of her page-turning novels. She will talk about her writing process and publishing as well as her popular crime fiction titles.


Holly Craig lives on the Western Australian coast. She spent her childhood on boats and on Rottnest Island, inspiring her second novel The Rip, and her first #1 bestselling novel, The Shallows. The beach and river were her playground and have shaped the settings in her novels. Holly is an English teacher and now teaches adults how to write their novels, preparing their manuscripts for publication through The Write Club. She also co-hosts the popular podcast, Off The Page, which focuses on the highs and lows of author life.


Luxury villas on hot white sand, views for miles over turquoise water... Flawless hostess Penny gathers guests to an island for her husband’s birthday celebrations. But she soon regrets inviting self-obsessed Eloise…When a child vanishes on the night of the party, their perfect island weekend is ripped apart.

Even paradise harbours murky secrets… Has he been taken? Has he drowned? In the panic to find any trace, Penny casts about for someone to blame―even if that person is her own daughter, Rosie.

Even clear waters descend to pitch black… But it’s not the first time Rosie’s been attacked by her mother. And it’s not the first time she’s turned to Eloise for support. As the sun beats down and dark secrets rise to the surface, can they find the missing child before it’s too late―or will this sudden disappearance endanger them all?

…and someone among them knows the whole shocking truth.


“Another five star book from Holly Craig.” ―Paula Johnston, author of The Lies She Told

“Holly grabs the reader by throat in her new thriller, The Rip, and doesn’t let go. A page turner that will make you think twice about a holiday in paradise.” ―Kerryn Mayne, author of Lenny Marks Gets Away with Murder

“The Rip dragged me in from the first page and caught me in its current of non-stop tension and suspense.” ―Sarah Ochs, author of The Dive

“The Rip is a taut thriller charged with nail-biting suspense…This is a must-read.” ―Josh Kemp, author of Banjawarn

Enjoy a glass of wine while listening to a published author speak about their work and read an excerpt or two. Most authors will share some information about their writing process, how and why they came to write their featured prose or poetry and they may share some interesting or entertaining related trivia. Words with Wine event series is designed to spotlight a blend of established and emerging authors.

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