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Call Me Evie : 'One of the most striking debuts I've read in years' A. J. Finn

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'Literary suspense as dark and fresh as midnight in winter, with a merciless twist-of-the-knife finale. One of the most striking debuts I've read in years and years' A. J. FINN, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

In this compulsive, twist-filled and haunting psychological suspense debut perfect for fans of Sharp Objects and Room, a seventeen-year-old girl struggles to remember the role she played on the night her life changed forever...

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Don't trust him. It wasn't me. It couldn't have been me.

Evie and her Uncle Jim have just moved to the small, insular town in New Zealand - a far cry from their hometown of Melbourne.

But Evie isn't her real name. And Jim isn't really her uncle.

Jim tells Evie she did something terrible back home, that he's hiding her to protect her. But Evie can't remember anything about that night - she doesn't know if he's telling the truth. As fragments of her memory starts to return, she starts to wonder if Jim is really her saviour . . . or her captor.

A riveting debut novel that fearlessly plumbs the darkest recesses of the mind, Call Me Evie explores the fragility of memory and the potential in all of us to hide the truth even from ourselves.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 32mm | 653g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751573884
  • 9780751573886
  • 185,990

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Evie and her Uncle Jim have moved to an isolated beach town in New Zealand - a far cry from their home in Melbourne.

But Evie isn't her real name. And Jim isn't really her uncle.

Jim tells Evie she did something terrible back home, that he's hiding her to protect her. But Evie can't remember anything about that night - she doesn't know if he's telling the truth. As fragments of her memory starts to return, she starts to wonder if Jim is really her saviour . . . or her captor.
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About J. P. Pomare

JP Pomare grew up on a horse-racing farm in small town New Zealand with his three older siblings and his father. He left for Melbourne where he developed his craft, entrenching himself in the Australian literary community. For almost two years he produced and hosted a podcast called On Writing, interviewing almost thirty local and international authors including Joyce Carol Oates, John Safran, Dorthe Nors, E Lockheart, Chris Wormersley, and Sofie Laguna.

J P Pomare has been published in several journals and has also won, and been short- and longlisted for a number of prizes include the KYD Unpublished Manuscript Prize. Call Me Evie is his first novel.
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391 ratings
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5 37% (146)
4 40% (157)
3 17% (67)
2 4% (14)
1 2% (7)
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