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Gap
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When you’re at the end of the line with nowhere to turn – how far would you go to protect the one you love?

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Overview

A man is found dead in an inner-city suburb, a police officer walks the blurry line between duty and loyalty, and a young woman from the wrong side of the tracks is on the run. Ana soon becomes a suspect in the murder investigation, and as sole carer for her younger sister is desperately trying to stay ahead of the law. In a surprising twist, the detective in charge of the case is no stranger and Ana is forced to face her past and the things she has left behind. Unsure of who she can trust and isolated by her crime, Ana is drawn into a passionate affair that breaks all the rules.

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Rebecca Jessen

Rebecca Jessen

Rebecca Jessen is the award-winning author of the verse novel Gap (UQP, 2014). She is the recipient of the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award, the Queensland Literary Award for Best Emerging Author, the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award, and an AMP Tomorrow Maker grant. She has also been shortlisted for the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award and the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for Best Debut Book.

Her writing has been published widely, including in Overland, Meanjin, Rabbit Poetry Journal, AustralianPoetry Journal, Going Down Swinging, The Lifted Brow, Cordite Poetry Review, Verity La and Voiceworks. Rebecca grew up in Western Sydney and now lives in Brisbane.