Book launch: Lay Your Body Down by Amy Suiter Clarke


Fri Jul 21 2023 at 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm


Hill of Content Bookshop | Melbourne, VI

Join thriller author Amy Suiter Clarke in conversation with Vikki Petraitis for the launch of LAY YOUR BODY DOWN through Text Publishing
About this Event

At the iconic Hill of Content Bookstore in Melbourne, Amy Suiter Clarke will be discussing her new novel with the fantastic, feminist crime author Vikki Petraitis.

Lay Your Body Down is a psychological thriller about an ex-fundamentalist Christian who returns to her insular community to expose the church’s secrets and uncover the truth of who killed the man she once loved.

Join us for this engaging conversation, a drink and some nibbles on Friday 21 July at 6pm. You will also be able to pick up a copy of both authors' books and have them signed at the event!

More about Lay Your Body Down

After Del Walker fled her cult-like church, she vowed to never return. The man she loved, Lars, left her to marry the local golden girl Eve, and their romance is now the focus of Eve’s viral blog. But six years later, Lars is suddenly killed, and Del is convinced it was no accident. When Del returns to her hometown for the funeral, she discovers the church—and the insidious, patriarchal teachings of Pastor Rick Franklin—has grown. Eve was clearly discontent in her marriage, despite the carefully constructed “Noble Wife” positivity of her blog posts, and Del knows better than anyone how far she will go to get what she wants. Del is determined to cut through the church’s lies and corruption to find out who killed Lars—even if it means confronting her own religious trauma.

About Amy Suiter Clarke

Amy Suiter Clarke is the author of psychological thrillers Girl, 11 and Lay Your Body Down. Originally from a small town in Minnesota, she completed a BA in theater in the Twin Cities then earned an MFA in Creative Writing with Publishing at Kingston University in London. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her debut novel has been translated into twelve languages and published in fifteen territories around the world.

About Vikki Petraitis

Vikki Petraitis is a best-selling, award-winning author of true crime and crime fiction. She has made two hugely successful true-crime podcast series with Casefile which have topped charts around the world.


Where is it happening?

Hill of Content Bookshop, 86 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia

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