Waterhole by Fiona Bell – OUT NOW
There are a lot of firsts to deal with when someone dies on you. There’s the first meal, the first time you watch a TV show you both liked, the first time you laugh, the first day of the Christmas holidays.
Ever since sixteen-year-old Sunny Maguire’s mother died in a car accident, Sunny has been feeling lost and alone. She dreads the idea of spending the long summer with her distant stepfather, the person she blames for her mother’s death. But Kevin is the only family she has left and Sunny’s got nowhere else to go.
When Sunny learns that a local teenage boy has disappeared, she joins in the search along the gorge and at the waterhole – a beautiful pool tainted by a suspicious number of tragic drownings. And when she sees her mother’s ghost, she starts to lose faith in the only person she can rely on.
Waterhole is a haunting and engaging debut from a talented #LoveOzYA author.
Fiona Bell lives in tropical Cairns with her husband and four kids. When she’s not writing short stories or young adult fiction she can be found with a whiteboard marker in one hand and a classic novel in the other, trying to inspire teenagers to love English as much as she does. Fiona is currently editing another YA novel set in the far north. Waterhole is her first book.