EXCITEMENT is mounting for author Fleur Ferris’ newest release.
The cover of her fourth published book, Found, was revealed at the Penguin Teen Australia Showcase event in Brisbane on Wednesday night.
And she hopes it will interest a range of readers, with this book set on her farm at Bunnaloo.
‘‘The town that features in the story is loosely based on Deniliquin,’’ she said.
The mother-of-three started writing Found in September last year, taking three months to write the first draft.
‘‘I’m still editing it now, so it’s not finished, but so far I’m very happy with it,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s got the pace and thrilling action of Wreck and the intense cry factor of Risk.
‘‘It was a lot of fun writing a book set in our local community.’’
The story follows 17-year-old Beth, whose biggest problem is telling her parents she has been seeing local boy, Jonah, for the past six weeks.
‘‘If she doesn’t tell them soon, they will find out anyway, because their secret is out and the news is spreading like wildfire,’’ she said.
‘‘To say Jonah is nervous is an understatement. Beth’s father is six-foot-six, heavily muscled giant. He runs the local karate school, two gun clubs and takes kids out bush for survival camp and all the young guys in town are terrified of him.
‘Before Beth gets a chance to tell her dad about Jonah, something happens which turns her world upside down and throws her life into chaos. Family secrets start to be revealed, but before Beth can delve into them, she has to fight for her life.’’
Found will go to print at the end of April and will be available in July.