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more cedar valley reviews

Nov 15 2018

Thanks to the team at Studio 10 for their tops review of Cedar Valley. I was stoked! You can watch them discussing it here. You can also listen to 2ser’s review here. And thanks to the Herald Sun in Melbourne, who described the book as “a charming and compelling tale of personal pain, long-held secrets and mystery . . . a page-turner with a distinct Aussie flavour . . . If you can wait a few weeks, Cedar Valley would make a perfect Christmas holiday read.”

thirroul & gerringong

Nov 09 2018

Two more book events have been added for people living in the Illawarra and NSW south coast. On Wednesday, November 28, I’ll be talking about Cedar Valley, etc, and signing books at Franks Wild Years in Thirroul. On the 29th, I’ll be doing the same (in conversation with my esteemed publisher and mentor, Richard Walsh) at the lovely Crooked River Winery in Gerringong. This one is a dinner event and the ticket price includes main meal and a glass of wine. Fancy!


Oct 26 2018

There is a lovely review of Cedar Valley in the Australian today. But a warning: it contains several spoilers!! The “manner in which Throsby twins together these two cases, separated by time and place, is ingenious. . . beautifully intertwined fact and fiction.” Thanks!

I was also chuffed that Zan Rowe banged on about Cedar Valley in the Bang On Live in Melbourne podcast. You can listen to me and Zan having a chat about the book (and many other things) in this recent episode of Take 5.

more on cedar valley

Oct 10 2018

If you’re from Adelaide, you may enjoy this piece on Cedar Valley (and its Adelaide connections) from The Adelaide Review.

And thanks to Better Reading for their lovely review: “Set in the same world as her critically acclaimed debut Goodwood . . . Holly Throsby’s Cedar Valley is another triumph from this brilliant storyteller. . . Every character in this novel is perfectly formed, and it’s a real pleasure getting to know both Benny and the eccentric and endearing locals. While some mystery stories set in small towns focus on the isolation or paranoia that can manifest in such places, Cedar Valley is delightfully different, focusing instead on the strong sense of community and connection between the townsfolk. It’s a town and a story with warmth and heart, and the mysteries at its centre will keep you guessing until the end. If you loved Goodwood, we just know you’ll love Cedar Valley, too.”

book of the month at dymocks

Oct 02 2018

Thanks so much to Dymocks for making Cedar Valley Book of the Month at Dymocks stores across Australia. I so appreciate the support of booksellers.

Barbara Jefferis Award shortlist

Oct 02 2018

I am so thrilled that Goodwood has been shortlisted for the 2018 Barbara Jefferis Award. Named after the highly regarded Australian author, feminist, and founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, the $55,000 biennial award is for “the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society.” Congratulations to the other shortlisted authors: Libby Angel, Madelaine Dickie, Catherine McKinnon, and Jane Rawson. You can read more here.


Sep 28 2018

I spoke to Broadsheet about ‘Cedar Valley’. You can read the article here.

cedar valley is out today

Sep 26 2018

Cedar Valley is out TODAY in all good Australian bookstores, as a digital download, and on audiobook. I hope you all enjoy it very much.

More reviews have come in. The Sunday Times (WA) said: ‘[Cedar Valley] delivers in spades. . . Throsby’s rich characterisation left this reader feeling as though she’d made lifelong friends by the final page.’ And Readings said, ‘In Cedar Valley Holly Throsby has crafted a quiet mystery which brims with the energy of its characters’ inner lives. . . What is wonderful about Cedar Valley is the sense of a complete community. Throsby keeps a skilful pace, checking in with the towns inhabitants, both old and new. She moves you along so well at the pace of the people of Cedar Valley that you do not realise straightaway the ways in which she is subverting the expectations of the small-town mystery. . . a very satisfying journey.’