Blame

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - BOOKS - HR

by Nicole Trope, Allen & Un­win.

If you’re look­ing for a more lo­cal equiv­a­lent of Jodi Picoult, look no fur­ther than Aus­tralian author Nicole Trope, who is mak­ing a name for her­self as a writer of provoca­tive fam­ily dra­mas with hard-hit­ting is­sues at their core. Blame cen­tres on the lives of two mothers, Anna and Caro, brought to­gether through the joys and tribu­la­tions of rais­ing their chil­dren. Only this is no “happy fam­i­lies” story – we meet them at cri­sis point, both at­tend­ing a po­lice sta­tion on the same day to an­swer ques­tions about a ter­ri­ble ac­ci­dent. Ex­pertly work­ing the “two sides to ev­ery story” an­gle, Trope re­veals the shock­ing events that have led to the death of a child, the col­lapse of a friend­ship and the des­per­ate quest for some­one to blame.

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