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The Resource The accusation, Wendy James

The accusation, Wendy James

Label
The accusation
Title
The accusation
Statement of responsibility
Wendy James
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After eighteen-year-old Ellie Canning is found shivering on a country road, dressed only in ill-fitting pyjamas, her story of kidnap and escape enthrals the nation. A middle-aged woman with a crazy old mother has held her in a basement, chained to a bed with a blue-striped quilt, given her drinks from an old baby's sippy cup. But who and why? And what other secrets might this woman hide? Suzannah Wells, a once-famous soapie star and now a teacher at the local high school, seems dazed by the accusation... to start with. But if she had few friends in the district, she has barely none now. And the evidence is strong: a dementia-affected mother, a house with a basement, a bed with a blue-striped quilt, and a sippy cup that belonged to her long-dead daughter. And Ellie Canning's DNA everywhere. The media can't get enough of Ellie. She's a girl-power icon, a social-media star. But is she telling the truth?
Summary
Eighteen-year-old Ellie Canning is found shivering and barely conscious on a country road, clad only in ill-fitting pyjamas. Her story of kidnap and escape quickly enthrals the nation: a middle-aged woman with a crazy old mother has held Ellie in a basement, chained her to a bed and given her drinks from an old baby's sippy cup. But who was this woman and what did she want with Ellie? And what other secrets might she hide? When the accusation is levelled at local teacher Suzannah Wells, no one seems more bewildered than Suzannah herself to start with. The preposterous charge becomes manifestly more real as she loses her job and her friends. And the evidence is strong: a dementia-affected mother, a house with a basement, a sippy cup that belonged to her long-dead daughter. And Ellie Canning's DNA everywhere.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10777750
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
James, Wendy
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Kidnapping
  • Betrayal
  • Secrecy
  • Social media
  • Teachers
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Australian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The accusation, Wendy James
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Somebody is lying" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063615489
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781460752388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044734759
Label
The accusation, Wendy James
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Somebody is lying" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063615489
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781460752388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044734759

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