The Golden Child: When online bullying spirals out of control who is to blame? Audiobook, by Wendy James Play Audiobook Sample

The Golden Child: When online bullying spirals out of control who is to blame? Audiobook

The Golden Child: When online bullying spirals out of control who is to blame? Audiobook, by Wendy James Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Caroline Lee Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: November 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781460797808

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27:39 minutes

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56 seconds

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09:16 minutes

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Publisher Description

2017 Ned Kelly Award Best Crime Fiction shortlist

'A chilling novel of our time, with a truly shocking twist' Australian Women's Weekly

When teenage bullying spirals out of control who is to blame?

Blogger Lizzy's life is shiny, happy, normal. Two gorgeous children, a handsome husband, destiny under control. For her real-life alter-ego Beth, things are unravelling. Tensions simmer with her husband, mother-in-law, her own mother. Her daughters, once the objects of her existence, have moved into teenage-hood, their lives -­ at school, home and online - increasingly mysterious to her.

Then a fellow student is callously bullied and the finger of blame pointed at one of Beth's girls. As an innocent child lies suspended between life and death, two families are forced to question everything they believe about their children, and the answers are terrifying.

As unsettling as it is compelling, The Golden Child asks: how well can you know anyone in the digital age?

A potent story with shades of The Party and Mary Kubica.

Two families grapple with the tragic fallout of cyberbullying.


'On par with the thought-provoking nature of Jodi Picoult's works, combined with the rapt

storytelling style of Liane Moriarty, readers will finish the last page wanting more' Erin Holt, Booklist US

'The novel is cleverly constructed, the characters are extremely well-drawn, the use of social media as a plot device is very sophisticated, and the resolution is a genuine surprise' Judges' report, Ned Kelly Crime Awards, 2017

'This is domestic noir at its most intelligent and sharp' Sydney Morning Herald 'It takes 48 hours to pulse through Wendy James' rollercoaster 21st century story about parenting' Australian Women's Weekly

'an engaging and intimate read that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty and Jodi Picoult, with nods to Lionel Shriver and Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap . . . 4 Stars' Books & Publishing

'This book is utterly brilliant' Nicola Moriarty'

'Brilliant. Such a clever plot, and such real characters, and so very, very well written' Danielle Hawkins

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"How well do any of us know our children? Beth, a popular blogger seems to have it all - a loving husband, two great daughters and a great marriage. Jumping between Beth's blog and social media posts by the "golden child" the author really grabs your attention. It's not until the end of the book that the story really unfolds, making the reader realize that this situation really could happen to anyone. "

— Julie (4 out of 5 stars)

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About Wendy James

Wendy James, Australia’s queen of the domestic thriller, writes some of the sharpest, most topical domestic noir in the country. She is the author of nine novels, including An AccusationThe Golden Child?shortlisted for the 2017 Ned Kelly Award?and the bestselling The Mistake. Her debut novel, Out of the Silence, won the 2006 Ned Kelly Award for first crime novel and was shortlisted for the Nita May Dobbie Award for women’s writing. She has a PhD from the University of New England, and she works as an editor, teacher, and researcher.

About Caroline Lee

Caroline Lee is an accomplished actor with numerous theater, film, and TV credits.