The nights are starting to get colder and the only thing better than curling up with a book, is visiting your warm cosy bookshop and chatting books with their authors. June’s Opening Pages we have two stars of the crime world. Mark Brandi’s first book Wimmera was a bestselling award winner that has been published internationally as well. He’s back with a new book The Rip. Set in metropolitan Melbourne, Dani is a young woman living on the streets, trying desperately to keep her head above water. When her friend Anton introduces her to Steve, it seems like a lifeline – he has a flat she can stay in – but she doesn’t know if she can trust him. This is a superbly crafted and an authentic fictional depiction that goes beyond sensational newsreports to see what life is like for young women of no fixed address in our city. Joining Mark is debut author J.P.Pomare with his book Call Me Evie. Evie is being held captive by Jim in New Zealand. He says he has to hide her to protect her because she did something terrible back home in Melbourne. Evie isn’t sure if she can trust Jim but can she trust herself? Two fabulous books with authors to match. Perfect winter reading. So please come join us on 5 June at 7pm for a glass of wine and some great book chat. RSVP by emailing email@example.com, through our Facebook page, phone 90174748 or in store.