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Six Minutes

Narrated by: Nicole Winkler
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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Publisher's Summary

How can a child disappear from under the care of four playgroup mums?

One Thursday morning, Lexie Parker dashes to the shop for biscuits, leaving Bella in the safe care of the other mums in the playgroup. Six minutes later, Bella is gone. Police and media descend on the tiny village of Merrigang on the edge of Canberra. Locals unite to search the dense bushland. But as the investigation continues, relationships start to fracture, online hate messages target Lexie and the community is engulfed by fear. 

Is Bella's disappearance connected to the angry protests at Parliament House? What secrets are the parents hiding? And why does a local teacher keep a photo of Bella in his lounge room? What happened in those six minutes, and where is Bella? 

©2019 Petronella McGovern (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"Impossible to put down and full of twists and turns you won't see coming! I loved this fabulous debut novel." (Liane Moriarty, best-selling author of Nine Perfect Strangers)

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Loved this book!!

Loved the diverse characters in this book, the plot, suspense, twists and turns!!

The narrator did an excellent job which added to the enjoyment and feeling you were part of the whole experience.

A highly recommended book!

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Only 6 minutes....

Loved it!

Brilliant story of how it can take only 6 minutes for someone’s world to come crashing down & a child could simply disappear...

How trusted friendships could simply turn, community support & social media can harm as much as it can help... How ones past never remains in the past...

Parents questioning their own trust & multiple suspicions can erode any security of anyone...

So who then took Bella.....

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Page turner- kept me guessing.

This book ought to have a Warning! Very hard to stop listening. Gripping page turner.
Characters are believable and compelling. The narrator was brilliant and managed the characters with aplomb. What a stellar debut novel.