Cronulla Library 1st Monday Open Book Group

Start: Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 2:00PM
Finish: Monday, 4 Nov 2019 at 3:30PM

Cost: Free. No booking required

Where: Cronulla Library
Cronulla Central, Croydon Street, Cronulla Show Map

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Everyone is welcome at this open book group. Just turn up ready to share your thoughts. Each month a book is selected by the group to be read for the following meeting.

Next meeting's book: Scrublands by Chris Hammer

Set in a fictional Australian Riverina town at the height of a devastating drought. In an isolated country town brought to its knees by endless drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners before being shot dead himself. A year later, troubled journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend to write a feature on the anniversary of the tragedy. But the stories he hears from the locals about the priest and incidents leading up to the shooting don't fit with the accepted version of events his own newspaper reported in an award-winning investigation. Martin can't ignore his doubts, nor the urgings of some locals to unearth the real reason behind the priest's deadly rampage. Just as Martin believes he is making headway, a shocking new development rocks the town, which becomes the biggest story in Australia. The media descends on Riversend and Martin is now the one in the spotlight. His reasons for investigating the shooting have suddenly become very personal. Wrestling with his own demons, Martin finds himself risking everything to discover a truth that becomes darker and more complex with every twist. But there are powerful forces determined to stop him, and he has no idea how far they will go to make sure the town's secrets stay buried. A compulsive thriller that will haunt you long after you have turned the final page.

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The Fine Print

It is your responsibility to source a copy of the selected book.

If you do not wish to purchase a copy the library will have some copies for loan, however these are openly available to all library members (you may be able to reserve a copy).  Alternatively, we may be able to source a copy from another library service via our Interlibrary Loans service. Standard charges apply for reserves and interlibrary loans.

Enquiries can be directed to Cronulla Library on
phone 9523 4980
email cro1@ssc.nsw.gov.au

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