Bestselling author of Call Me Evie J.P. Pomare returns with his breathtaking new thriller In the Clearing. Nothing is as it seems in this chilling depiction of a community trapped in the stranglehold of a cult. When a young girl goes missing and someone unexpected arrives in town, secrets long covered up are exposed. J.P. discusses the inspiration behind his latest psychological page-turner with author Tim Ayliffe.

J.P. Pomare (Australian)

J.P. Pomare

J.P. Pomare is the bestselling author of the psychological suspense novels In The Clearing and Call Me Evie. For the past four years J.P. has also hosted and produced the podcast On Writing. Originally from New Zealand, he now lives in Melbourne with his wife.

Tim Ayliffe (Australian)

Tim Ayliffe

Tim Ayliffe leads a double life as the Managing Editor of Television and Video for ABC News and the author of crime thriller novels that explore issues like the rise of China, terrorism and far-right nationalism. His first book, The Greater Good, was followed in last year by State of Fear. He's currently working on the third. All feature former war correspondent, John Bailey, who has a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. In his 20 years as a journalist, Tim has travelled across the globe. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.