Winner of the A&U Crime Fiction Prize
If you’re stocking up your summer reading pile, Vikki Petraitis’ debut novel The Unbelieved should definitely be up for your consideration. Petraitis’s home has been the true crime genre, writing and publishing books since 1993. More recently, she has moved into podcasting, which is where I encountered her as a guest on the Australian True Crime podcast and then her own investigative podcast The Vanishing of Vivian Cameron. When I heard she had written a novel, I was keen to read it and so I grabbed a copy as soon as I saw it, in an airport bookshop. My flight was only an hour but I got halfway through the book in that time, as the story grabbed me and wouldn’t let go.