Anna Downes

In Conversation with Anna Downes

Thursday, 6th June 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Join international bestselling thriller writer Anna Downes (The Safe Place and The Shadow House) for the launch her latest captivating thriller, Red River Road.

Unfolding against the expansive backdrop of the Coral Coast in Western Australia, the story takes a different direction to Anna’s previous novels, as she crafts a narrative that unfolds on the move – where the very road transforms into a trail of clues.

The story follows Katy, driving her campervan north in search for her missing sister, Phoebe. With tension and trepidation, the novel navigates the intricacies of solitary female travel, the impacts of gendered violence and the delicate balance between women’s safety and empowerment.

Intertwining themes of female friendship, sisterhood, and the unconventional lifestyle of vanlife, Red River Road is a gripping psychological outback noir.

Strap in and brace yourself for one hell of a road trip. Twisty, terrifying, this was a total thrill ride. – Sarah Bailey.

  • Venue: Margaret River HEART – Nala Bardip Mia
  • Doors and bar: 6pm
  • Talk: 6.30pm
  • Books sales and signings will follow the talk
  • Ticket Prices:’Pay What You Can’ (PWYC) – $5. This event is a Festival fundraiser – please help support the arts in Margaret River.

Presented by the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival.

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