J.P. Pomare is an award winning writer who has had work published in journals including Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Takahe and Mascara Literary Review. He has hosted the On Writing podcast since 2015 featuring bestselling authors from around the globe. His first novel, Call Me Evie, was critically acclaimed and won the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel.He was born in New Zealand and resides in Melbourne with his wife. In the Clearing is his second novel.
I felt pure dread reading this book. Enjoyable, exquisite dread. A great read. There are so many layers and twists to this story and they are revealed in the most frustrating, masterful way. - Sarah Bailey, author of The Dark LakeCall Me Evie is razor sharp, claustrophobic and unputdownable. No character is above suspicion in this dry-mouthed, wide-eyed rollercoaster chase to the final page. This is the finest of literary thrillers from a remarkable new talent. - Susi Fox, bestselling author of MineA superbly claustrophobic mind-f**k - I absolutely had to know who 'Evie' was and what had happened! - Angela Meyer, author of A Superior SpectreCall Me Evie is a one-sitting kind of book, ideal for readers who enjoy fast-paced thrillers that keep them guessing. - Books + PublishingIt's a tight, compulsive, beautifully written thriller with echoes of Gillian Flynn, with characters that keep you guessing and a plot that keeps you turning the page. - Christian White, author of The Nowhere ChildLiterary suspense as dark and fresh as midnight in winter, with a merciless twist-of-the-knife finale. One of the most striking debuts I've read in years and years. - AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the WindowAlmost nothing will turn out as it initially appears in this devastating novel of psychological suspense. - Publishers WeeklyPick this one up when you have plenty of time as you're unlikely to put it down after a few pages. - Daily Telegraph