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“Girl Falling” by Hayley Scrivenor EXCLUSIVE Chapter Sample

2024 has already been an excellent year for heart-pounding unputdownable crime fiction reads, and its not finished with us yet.

Hayley Scrivenor’s new utterly compelling crime thriller “Girl Falling” will be here in July and we cannot wait. Thanks to Pan Macmillan Australia we have a very special chapter sample for our QBD Books readers!

Keep reading to find out more about Hayley and this delicious new title…


Hayley Scrivenor is a former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival. Originally from a small country town, Hayley now lives and writes on Dharawal country and has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wollongong on the south coast of New South Wales. Dirt Town is her first novel. Her debut novel, Dirt Town, was a number-one bestseller and won multiple awards, including the ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year 2023.


Why would my best friend want to destroy my life?

Finn and her best friend, Daphne, have grown up together in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Bonded by both having lost a younger sister to suicide, they’ve always had a close – sometimes too close – friendship. Now in their twenties, their lives have finally started to diverge: Daphne is at university and Finn is working in the Mountains, as well as falling in love with a beautiful newcomer called Magdu.


Unused to sharing Finn, Daphne starts to act up in ways that will allow her to maintain the control over her best friend she’s always relished. Then, one fateful day, Finn, Daphne and Magdu all go mountain climbing – and Magdu falls to her death. Is it suicide, or a terrible accident – or has something more sinister happened?


We hope you enjoyed the chapter sample of “Girl Falling” and we can’t wait for its release in July!

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