The Van Apfel Girls are Gone

The Van Apfel Girls are Gone

by Felicity McLean

17 September – 1 October 2020

Part mystery, part coming of age story, The Van Apfel Girls are Gone is set in a distant suburb on the encroaching bushland, over the long hot summer of 1992. It’s the summer of the school’s Showstopper concert. The summer Tikka never forgot. The summer the Van Apfel sisters disappeared. Blackly comic, sharply observed and wonderfully endearing. Read more.

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Felicity McLean

Felicity McLean is an author and journalist. Her debut novel, The Van Apfel Girls are Gone has been published in Australia/NZ, US, UK and France, and is coming soon in Spain and Germany. It was a US Barnes&Noble Discover Pick, and was shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards (2020), and longlisted for the UK’s Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards (2020) and the Davitt Awards (2020).

Felicity lives in Sydney. Learn more at

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