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Paperbark Book Club book of the month: No Trace

Billie-Jo Whitbread, Paperbark MerchantsAlbany Advertiser
Michael Trant
Camera IconMichael Trant Credit: JJ Gately

Paperbark Book Club is a free community book club that meets the last Wednesday of the month, in the Gold Room at Six Degrees.

Our club brings its members up close and personal with Australian writers. Each month we host the author of our monthly read at our meetings, either in person or via zoom.

Paperbark Book Club gives members the chance to unpack exciting works of Aussie fiction with the very people who penned them.

Our book club has been running since March 2022 and has hosted some big names in Australian literature and contemporary fiction; Hannah Kent, Craig Silvey, Alex Miller, Robbie Arnott to name a few.

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This month our club is reading ‘No Trace’ by WA crime writing sensation, Michael Trant.

*Penguin publicity excerpt for No Trace:

The outback thriller meets the locked room mystery!

From the author of WILD DOGS comes an electrifying combination of outback action thriller and the classic locked room mystery.

‘Did you have to kill them all?’ It’s the question Gabe Ahern has been running from since he bust open a major criminal operation – and left a dozen men dead. He knows that one day the ‘bad guys’ will come for revenge.

A skilled dog-trapper, Gabe has one rule: leave no sign, leave no trace. And for the last year he’s been successfully hiding out on a friend’s remote cattle property in the Pilbara. But when Goldmont Station opens its gates to a bunch of city folk eager for an authentic outback experience, Gabe can feel eyes on his back. Are all these visitors really tourists?

No Trace is a companion novel to Trant’s 2022 novel, Wild Dogs, and can be read independently from the 2022 title.

Michael Trant will join Paperbark Book Club in person on Wednesday 28th June at 6pm in the Gold Room at Six Degrees.

Email events@paperbarks.com.au to register for our book club and attend this session with Michael Trant.

Billie-Jo Whitbread is events coordinator and box office manager at Paperbark Merchants in Albany.

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