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Edwina is a battler. Up at 5.00 am to unload vegetables, while around her, a tsunami of money transforms Ponsonby into a trendy place. A chance win in a church raffle triggers a series of changes. A 'metamorphosis', her new friend Rose calls it.

Then Edwina is found dead.

It’s a casual comment from Rose that sends the detectives trawling through Edwina’s childhood when poverty carved a deep scar, and some people would do anything to escape.

Shortlisted 2022:
Ned Kelly Awards
Best Debut Crime Fiction
Davitt Awards
Best Debut Crime Book
Ngaio Marsh Awards
Best First Novel