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Saturday 10 November 2018

Review: Catching Teller Crow

Beth Teller has hovered near her dad ever since her car accident. She can't bring herself to leave until she knows he is okay.

Her dad is on a new case, one his boss hopes will bring him back from his overwhelming grief, but he needs Beth to help him put the pieces together.

A home for challenging children has burnt down. The kids are all safe but a body is found inside. Isobel Catching might know more than she is letting on but she answers questions by telling made-up stories. Or does she?

This enthralling tale swirls between life and death and the real and what is beyond as it explores innocence betrayed and those who are stuck.

It's creepy at times and borders on terrifying if you can read between the lines.

It stumped me that what happened to the living was more terrifying than what might await the dead.

Catching Teller Crow is so much more than a story about dying and letting go. It's also about terrible crimes that have been committed in Australia's past, but more so, it's about the effects these crimes had and still have on those affected.

If you are into stories about crime, the paranormal or death, grief and recovery, then Catching Teller Crow is for you.

Title: Catching Teller Crow
Author: Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $19.99
Publication Date: 29 August 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760631628
For ages: 14 years +
Type: Young Adult