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Freycinet

Freycinet

Author(s): Melanie Calvert

Location(s): Freycinet

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Freycinet is about obsessive love and cruel murder in the Tasmanian wilderness, as Ginny O’Byrne experiences disturbing visions of torturous fates for two missing young women. In Freycinet (pronounced Frey-sin-ay), Ginny is simultaneously enchanted but also strangely horrified by the looming peaks of the Hazards mountains as she and her fiancé, Julian, arrive at Freycinet National Park. That night, two young women will disappear into the untamed Tasmanian wilds. Ginny is also worried by Julian’s recent change of personality, and his new insistence that he and Ginny marry – immediately. Within 24 hours, Ginny will be part of a massive Search and Rescue mission, surrounded by people who may in fact be responsible for the murder of the missing women, tormented by her gruesome visions, and embroiled in an eerie atmosphere that is becoming increasingly threatening. Freycinet is Picnic at Hanging Rock meets Twin Peaks. The exquisitely beautiful surrounds of Freycinet are also the site of the thin, tenuous, shimmery line that separates memory and forgetting, permanence and transience, sanity and insanity. It is a literary murder-mystery that will stay with you long after you have closed the book.

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The Author has captured the essence of the Freycinet area so well – HG –

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021