Ann Turner

Out of the Ice
haunt you
The Lost Swimmer
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haunt you
‘A cinematic page-turner.’Katherine Gillespie, Weekend Australian
‘Gripping thriller.’Mindfood
‘A fantastically eerie and suspenseful read.’Apple iBooks, Best Books of June 2016
‘A seriously good thriller... I loved it...
It's absolutely fantastic.’Michael Cathcart, Books and Arts, ABC Radio National
‘This psychological thriller by an Australian author is the definition of a page-turner.’Marie Claire
‘A vivid, suspenseful thriller.’Cameron Woodhouse, Sydney Morning Herald
‘Brilliant suspense… a compelling and enormously satisfying thrill ride.’Cheryl Akle, Better Reading
‘This tale of intrigue and mystery will have you enthralled until the last page.’Sharon, Review Corner
‘A gripping thriller… A fabulous and unique plot… recommending highly.’Brenda Telford via Netgalley
‘An evocative, absorbing and tense tale of trust and betrayal.’Rose Lucas, Australian Book Review
‘The emotional turmoil is very well done.’Annabel Lawson, Country Style
‘A psychological thriller about a troubled marriage.’The Guardian
‘One of Australia’s best thriller writers… intelligent characters… breathtaking settings.’Cheryl Akle, Better Reading
‘Put simply, I loved this book!’Dayna, The Reader’s Domain
‘A cracker of a read. Beautifully written, suspenseful, haunting.’Karen Brooks,
‘… one soon appreciates why The Lost Swimmer has been described as reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley.’Ross Southernwood, The Sunday Age
‘The Lost Swimmer is a smartly constructed, tense thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end.’Cheryl Akle, Better Reading
‘We had pins and needles trying to unravel the truth throughout Turner’s crisply written, cleverly plotted tale of deceit.’iBooks Editors’ Notes, Best Books Of June
‘One of those page-turning thrillers that you simply cannot put down.’Latitude
‘A taut and tightly wound page-turner.’Marie Claire
‘Brilliant suspense.’Cheryl Akle, Better Reading
Out of the Ice - Book

From the bestselling author of The Lost Swimmer, a tense, eerie thriller set in the icy reaches of Antarctica.

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'Celia' Blu-Ray Release

17 October, 2021
Ann Turner

I am absolutely thrilled that Celia" is having its World Premiere release on Blu-ray through the wonderful UK company Second Run. It's a truly beautiful transfer, from the restored version of the film by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. The Blu-ray also features a documentary, Celia's World",...

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Launch of Life Before by Carmel Reilly

01 May, 2019
Ann Turner

I've just read a wonderful mystery by author Carmel Reilly, Life Before". I highly recommend it as an unputdownable read that keeps you guessing, and thinking for a long time after about its haunting themes. The story and characters wound ever-more-tightly around me until I could barely breathe with anticipation....

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The Lost Swimmer - Book

A marriage can be a lonely place.

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