NEW BOOKS: Lesley Kara's enthralling new novel, The Rumour.
NEW BOOKS: Lesley Kara's enthralling new novel, The Rumour.

Who can you trust when you've heard The Rumour

SINGLE mum Joanna hears a rumour at the school gates. She really never intended passing it on.

But, one casual comment leads to another and now there's no going back.

Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea.

Sally McGowan was just 10 when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death 48 years ago. No photos of her exist since her prison release as a young woman.

So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Joanna go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realises what it is she's unleashed?

Published by Bantam Press, Lesely Kara's The Rumour is in bookshops now. RRP$32.99 paperback and RRP$34.99 hardback.


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