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Rural Liberties

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Moralla, a fading seaside town on the 'beautifully uncivilised' Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, has won Australia's Tidy Towns award for two years running. Now Rebecca Moore--the most beautiful, talented girl in town--is dead and there's nothing tidy about it. It seems everyone in this sleepy hollow is breaking bad and something has to be done. Why was she on the Prince ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published June 20th 2017 by Signal 8 Press
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Jo-Ann Duff (Duffy The Writer)
The town of Moralla may be small but jeez it has a whole lot going on!

Rural Liberties. Rebecca Moore is the town’s sweetheart and had a voice that would have taken her far, had she not stood in front of a truck in the middle of the night and got herself killed. A shrine starts to grow on the roadside, and the grief and speculation surrounding her death begins to consume the locals.

Rebeccas best friend also wanted to be a star; they were going to escape the town together. In the wake of the trage
Bradley Baker
Jan 30, 2018 rated it liked it
There's so much going on in the fictional town of Moralla, the setting of Neal Drinnan's latest novel. It starts with the mysterious, yet not so mysterious death of Rebecca Moore - a teenager with big aspirations. The death seems to affect everyone in the town and threatens to uncover (and often does) a number of indescretions and secrets.

If you're not planning to read this book over a short period of time, you may find yourself turning back pages (Who the Hell is this guy, again? Oh, he's new .
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it
An interesting plot, but the story is told from too many points of view, so that we never get a chance to really dig deep into any one person. To me, this led to a lack of attachment and empathy for any of the characters.
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it
A bit of a fun read, witty and insightful.
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This book wasn’t really about anything. Nothing really happens
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Neal Drinnan was born in Melbourne, Australia, sometime in the 1960s. At seventeen he abandoned his family and education for the lure of life’s more ephemeral things (they lasted longer than he expected).

He has worked in publishing and journalism for many years. He is the author of five novels—Glove Puppet, Pussy’s Bow, Quill, Izzy and Eve and Rare Bird of Truth, as well as The Rough Guide to Gay

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