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Advance reading copies of Christian White’s keenly awaited new thriller, WILD PLACE, will be arriving at bookstores in the coming days!

‘A master of misdirection … He writes like a dream’
—The Age/The Sydney Morning Herald

Christian lives up to his reputation as one of the nation’s finest thriller authors with a tightly woven and expertly paced third novel. Wild Place has all the hallmarks of a Christian White special and is set to join The Nowhere Child and The Wife and the Widow as one of the most widely enjoyed Australian novels of recent years.


Q&A with Christian White on writing Wild Place.


Marketing WILD PLACE

Affirm Press will support the release of Wild Place (26 October) with the same top tier marketing and publicity campaign that launched Christian’s career and catapulted The Nowhere Child and The Wife and the Widow into the bestseller lists.

  • Targeted advertising to the 240,000+ customers who have already purchased a Christian White novel
  • A broader advertising campaign to grow the community of rusted-on Christian White fans
  • Extensive Better Reading and Good Reading promotions
  • National publicity campaign across TV, radio, podcast, print and digital outlets – Christian always delights in interviews
  • An events tour (online unless restrictions ease) with billable thriller authors, including Anna Downes (The Safe Place)
  • Extensive pre-release and on-release social media advertising campaigns.

Combined reach: 15 million.


Christian White talks about WILD PLACE


About the book

In the summer of 1989, a local teen goes missing from the idyllic Australian suburb of Camp Hill. 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?


About the author

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.


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