Author(s): Justine Ford
Australia is "the lucky country". But not for everyone. UNSOLVED AUSTRALIA: LOST BOYS, GONE GIRLS tells 15 stories of people whose luck ran out in the most mysterious of circumstances.It's a journalistic deep-dive into Australia's dark heart by one of Australia's premier true crime writers for print and television, Justine Ford, the acclaimed best-selling author of UNSOLVED AUSTRALIA (2014) and THE GOOD COP (2016).Was Paddy Moriarty, the outback larrikin who vanished from a tiny town of eleven souls, made into a 'bush tucker' pie? What fate befell beauty queen Bronwynne Richardson on pageant night? And why are four people missing from a West Australian doomsday cult?Key players are interviewed, evidence laid out and suspects assessed. Never-before-published information is revealed. The reader transforms into an armchair detective. Can you crack the case and solve these mysteries?Justine also goes beyond the stories to hear the moving tales of those left behind. The family of Martyn Tann, who vanished without a trace from a Western Australian beach. The parents of aspiring jazz dancer Chantelle McDougall, mesmerised by a spiritual shaman and MIA with their daughter.Uniquely, the quiet and inspiring heroes behind such mysteries are also profiled - crusading cop Narelle Fraser, criminal psychologist Tim Watson-Munro, forensic anthropologist Xanthe Mallett, legendary journalist Keith Moor and intrepid podcaster Rachael Brown. Each one empowers the reader with their individual expertise.