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This month MoM members could WIN 1 of 20 copies of the novel Goodwood, an enthralling debut novel of secrets and small town obsessions from Australian singer/songwriter, Holly Throsby.

Goodwood is a small town where everyone knows everything about everyone. It’s a place where it’s impossible to keep a secret.

In 1992, when Jean Brown is seventeen, a terrible thing happens. Two terrible things. Rosie White, the coolest girl in town, vanishes overnight. One week later, Goodwood’s most popular resident, Bart McDonald, sets off on a fishing trip and never comes home.

People die in Goodwood, of course, but never like this. They don’t just disappear.

As the intensity of speculation about the fates of Rosie and Bart heightens, Jean, who is keeping secrets of her own, and the rest of Goodwood are left reeling.

Rich in character, complexity and humour, Goodwood is a compelling ride into a small community, torn apart by dark rumours and mystery.

To find out more about this great read, go to Allen & Unwin

Please note this competition is open from 28th September 2016 until 23rd October 2016 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. D. Gardner - VIC
  2. R. Zahra - VIC
  3. I. Pettit - NSW
  4. M. Jones - SA
  5. S. Thompson - VIC
  6. N. Roney - WA
  7. A. Hinde - VIC
  8. C. RITCHIE - VIC
  9. L. Taylor - VIC
  10. R. Godwin - ACT
  11. S. Beilby - SA
  12. H. Donnarumma - NSW
  13. C. Lungo - NSW
  14. M. Hooper - WA
  15. K. Vincenti - WA
  16. B. Doyle - VIC
  17. M. Marko - QLD
  18. K. Sander - QLD
  19. B. Allan - VIC
  • I love to read a good mystery and this sounds like one you can’t put down. Would love to win and find out what happens. This already has my intrigued.


  • I love stories about the secrets beneath the surface of picture-perfect towns. I’ve lived in a few and know for sure that although everybody thinks they know everyone else, there’s plenty being kept under wraps!


  • I was 17 in 1992. I’m glad nothing terrible happened to me but I’m more than happy to read fictional scary tales.


  • My son is six, which means the fog of early motherhood has lifted, leaving me ready for some ‘me’ time! I splurge on books for children but never me! A great Aussie book sounds fantastic to me.


  • I went to the Wheeler Centre to hear Holly Throsby launch this book, and she sounded so fascinated by her own story, as though she herself were swept along unexpectedly by it, that I want to feel the same thing.


  • Because I love a good book and I really enjoy mystery. I love a fishy mystery. Also regarding young characters.


  • It sounds like an amazing read!


  • Aussie author writing about small town life – the setting is so so familiar to me. I’m a fan of Holly’s music so I’m sure I could easily become a fan of her writings.


  • I would love to own a copy of Goodwood because I love to support Australian authors. We have some really talented writers in this country and this novel is just one of the amazing books out there written by an Australian Author.


  • After having a very challenging couple of weeks, I could sure use an escape. Reading is magical in how you can disappear in the story for awhile.


  • I love books like this that are shrouded in mystery! Plus I’m looking for something new to read!


  • I LITERATUREly love a good mystery. A CRIME not to read and unravel the mystery!


  • I love a good who dunnit- would love to read this (:


  • Storyline about people dying instead of just disappearing sounds interesting and a love a good crime book.


  • Growing up in a small town, I could just imagine this story taking legs of its own, the whole town would be involved- cant wait


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