COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘Still’ by Matt Nable

For this week’s book giveaway, we have a home-grown treat for you, with footballer turned actor turned author Matt Nable’s latest novel, Still. Described as an “evocative, page-turning thriller” from this brilliant Australian writer, if you loved The Dry or Scrublands, then you will love Still. Here’s an overview of the story:

Darwin, Summer, 1963.
The humidity sat heavy and thick over the town as Senior Constable Ned Potter looked down at a body that had been dragged from the shallow marshland. He didn't need a coroner to tell him this was a bad death. He didn't know then that this was only the first. Or that he was about to risk everything looking for answers.

Late one night, Charlotte Clark drove the long way home, thinking about how stuck she felt, a 23-year-old housewife, married to a cowboy who wasn't who she thought he was. The days ahead felt suffocating, living in a town where she was supposed to keep herself nice and wait for her husband to get home from the pub. Charlotte stopped the car, stepped out to breathe in the night air and looked out over the water to the tangled mangroves. She never heard a sound before the hand was around her mouth.

Both Charlotte and Ned are about to learn that the world they live in is full of secrets and that it takes courage to fight for what is right. But there are people who will do anything to protect themselves and sometimes courage is not enough to keep you safe.

We have three copies of Still to be won. So, to celebrate the book’s NT setting, we’d like you to describe a Darwin summer in 10 words or fewer. Funny, poetic, a sentence or simply a list of words, it’s up to you. (Even if you’ve never been, you should still be able to paint a good picture!) Our favourite three entries will WIN a copy of the book.

Entries close midday Monday 2 August 2021, Sydney/Melbourne time.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.

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