New novel launch

BOOK LAUNCH: Local author Melissa Pouliot's latest novel entitled Found, is a sequel to Write About Me and will be launched with the help of the AFP.
BOOK LAUNCH: Local author Melissa Pouliot's latest novel entitled Found, is a sequel to Write About Me and will be launched with the help of the AFP.

In the dead of night, teenage runaway Annabelle Brown vanishes in the rugged Blue Mountains west of Sydney, in a shroud of mystery and intrigue. Twenty-seven years later, with no body, no clues and no leads, the case remains unsolved.

Then reformed Kings Cross drug dealer Antonio ‘Ant’ Fitzpatrick runs into his old flame Christine Long, a prostitute turned jewellery designer for the elite, and the criminal underground drags them back to their dark pasts. Bright, young detective Louise Whadary, determined to solve this cold case, discovers some hidden clues and their lives start to unravel as the secrets they buried come back to haunt them. 

As investigators close in on a murder suspect, Annabelle’s family realise it’s never too late to discover the truth. But will that truth ever be found ?

Entitled Found, local author, Melissa Pouliot’s sequel to her novel Write About Me, promises to be every bit as intriguing as her previous work and poignantly it will be the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre who launches the book on Thursday, July 27 at Muse in Canberra.

Write About Me was inspired by the real life disappearance of Melissa’s cousin Ursula Barwick 30 years ago and the involvement of the AFP in the launch of this latest book has meant a lot to Melissa.

“They hold a very special place in my heart for the support they've given me since I published Write About Me. I will always remember my first meeting with them, clutching my new book, to see if there was anything I could do to help reinvigorate my cousin Ursula's case.

“They have endorsed all my novels and taken them to international conferences, and because of the work they do, they understand the layers and meanings that surround every word I write,” Melissa said.

The novel will also be launched at Dulcie’s, Merimbula on August 3.