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Her Last Words

Her Last Words

Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly

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A murder. A missing manuscript. An undying love.

Thisbe Chisholm wants to be a writer. It’s 2007 a time of digital revolution and skyrocketing property prices but she’s an old-fashioned girl. She doesn’t even own a mobile phone. She has no stars-in-her-eyes desire for fame to see her name on the cover of a book either. She longs only to tell of the stories written on her heart.

While her best friends Penny and Jane and her darling boyfriend John seem set for stellar careers in their chosen fields Thisbe works nights as a hostess at a glitzy harbourside Sydney club – a job she despises but it’s paid the rent for the last three years since university graduation.

Just as she completes her novel though she is brutally killed at the end of John’s street.

Who murdered Thisbe? What will become of her novel?

From the gritty glamour of Bondi Beach to the cold streets of London here is a tale of tragedy and literary betrayal of a publishing industry grappling with change and a great love drowning in guilt-wracked grief. Haunting whimsical and sharply observed Her Last Words lays bare the truth that while some crimes might go unpunished among the privileged words themselves have a way of enduring – and exacting a justice all their own.


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Kim Kelly writes novels and short stories that explore Australia, its history, politics and people. Her novella, The Rat Catcher: A Love Story, was shortlisted for Viva La Novella and longlisted for the ARA Historical Novel Prize, and her latest historical fiction, Ladies’ Rest and Writing Room, was a winner of the Finlay Lloyd 20/40 Prize. A dedicated narrative addict, Kim is also a long-term book editor and she’s currently in the midst of a PhD in Literature. Originally from Sydney, today Kim lives in central New South Wales, on Wiradjuri country, with her muse de bloke, and occasionally the kids when they come home to graze.

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