Call Me Evie by J.P. Pomare
WINNER OF THE NGAIO MARSH AWARD BEST FIRST NOVEL 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ABIA MATT RICHELL AWARD 2020
LONGLISTED FOR THE NED KELLY AWARD BEST FIRST FICTION 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE ABIA GENERAL FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020 ‘
Meet Evie, a young woman held captive by a man named Jim in the isolated New Zealand beach town of Maketu. Jim says he’s hiding Evie to protect her, that she did something terrible back home in Melbourne. In a house that creaks against the wind, Evie begins to piece together her fractured memories of the events that led her here. Jim says he’s keeping her safe. Evie’s not sure she can trust Jim, but can she trust her own memories? An incredible literary thriller for readers of bestsellers such as GONE GIRL, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP and GIRL ON THE TRAIN from an exciting new Australian voice.
Praise for CALL ME EVIE: ‘a one-sitting kind of book, ideal for readers who enjoy fast-paced thrillers that keep them guessing’ – Books+Publishing