Se­cond novel for lo­cal au­thor

Waipa Post - - News - BY BETHANY ROLSTON

Cam­bridge au­thor Nikki Crutch­ley is gear­ing up to re­lease her lat­est book, No One Can Hear You, which hits the shelves on Monday.

Nikki, the au­thor of Noth­ing Bad Hap­pens Here and Ngaio Marsh fi­nal­ist for best first novel, is re­turn­ing to the crime genre for her se­cond book.

No One Can Hear You is about a trou­bled teen, Faith Mars­den, one of sev­eral girls ab­ducted from Craw­ton.

Nikki says the book’s lo­ca­tion — a coun­try town known for its pic­turesque lake and fer­tile farm­land — is based on a mix be­tween Cam­bridge and Taupo¯ .

“I made up the fic­tional town of Craw­ton, an idyl­lic town with a lake, a bit big­ger than Cam­bridge, where not much hap­pens — un­til a cou­ple of women go miss­ing and one de­ter­mined woman makes it her mis­sion to find out what hap­pened to them.”

The in­spi­ra­tion for Nikki’s book came from read­ing the pa­per and watch­ing news on miss­ing peo­ple.

“I wanted to ex­plore the idea of peo­ple go­ing miss­ing who didn’t have any­one that cared enough to re­port them miss­ing.”

Nikki, who does most of her writ­ing while her two daugh­ters are at school, says the idea and char­ac­ters for No One Can Hear You were liv­ing in her head for about a year be­fore she started writ­ing.

She also ad­mits she loves a clas­sic who­dunit and the idea of good and evil and the grey area in be­tween.

“I also like the way con­tem­po­rary crime fic­tion ex­plores so­ci­ety and our re­la­tion­ships and prej­u­dices.”

The book launch for No One Can Hear You is at Tivoli Cin­ema on Sun­day, Septem­ber 23 at 1.30pm. All wel­come.

The book will be avail­able at book­shops in­clud­ing Pa­per Plus out­lets in Cam­bridge, Te Awa­mutu, The Base and Ro­to­tuna. It is also avail­able as an eBook from Ama­zon.

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Cam­bridge au­thor Nikki Crutch­ley re­leases her se­cond book, No One Can Hear You, on Monday.

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