From the international bestseller Christian White, WILD PLACE is a white-knuckle descent into a street near you.
by Christian White
Affirm Press Australia, October 2021
(via Kaplan/Defiore Rights)
In the summer of 1989, a local teen goes missing from the idyllic suburb of Camp Hill in Australia. As rumours of Satanic rituals swirl, schoolteacher Tom Witter becomes convinced he holds the key to the disappearance. When the police won’t listen, he takes matters into his own hands with the help of the missing girl’s father and a local neighbourhood watch group. But as dark secrets are revealed and consequences to past actions are faced, Tom learns that the only way out of the darkness is to walk deeper into it. Wild Place peels back the layers of suburbia, exposing what’s hidden underneath — guilt, desperation, violence — and attempts to answer the question: Why do good people do bad things?
The newest book from Christian White comes on the back of two phenomenally successful novels, The Nowhere Child (2018) and The Wife and the Widow (2019), which have each sold more than 100,000 copies in Australia, as well as hugely successful forays into screen writing including the global hit feature film Relic and the upcoming Netflix series Clickbait.
Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter whose projects include feature film Relic. The Nowhere Child was his first book and one of Australia’s bestselling debut novels ever. An early draft of this novel won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Clickbait, a television series Christian co-created with Tony Ayres (The Slap) is currently in production for Netflix. Christian’s keenly awaited second book, The Wife and the Widow, was published by Affirm Press in 2019 and became an instant bestseller. He lives in Balnarring, Victoria.