Stay-at-home Book Club: September







Welcome to our online Book Club as we all adapt to a little more time at home! 

Six Minutes by Petronella McGovernOur book for September, as voted by you, is 'Six Minutes' by Petronella McGovern, a gripping Australian thriller that will keep you guessing to the very last twist.

One Thursday morning, Lexie Parker dashes to the shops, 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? The clock is ticking…

'McGovern’s debut novel is a suspenseful suburban thriller that steals your time and won't give it back.' - Fiona Hardy, Check out the full review HERE.

How does the Stay-at-home Book Club work?

  • Click the 'attend' button below and fill in your details to register your place. Registrations will close two hours before the event and a link will be emailed to you prior to the session, along with instructions on how to participate.
  • Grab yourself a copy of 'Six Minutes', find yourself a comfy place at home, settle in and get reading! In you can't get your hands on a physical book, you can download a copy for FREE from our RBdigital collection HERE. Just use your Hobsons Bay Libraries membership details to log in.
  • Join us online on Wednesday 30 September at 6.30pm for a lively discussion with your fellow readers via video chat.
  • Don't forget to follow this event on Facebook where you can post in the lead up to the session and share your progress with the book. We'd love to hear about your progress!

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Event Details

Event Date Wednesday 30 September, 6:30pm
Event End Date Wednesday 30 September, 8:00pm
Location Online
No bookings required
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