Lyn Yeowart

Lyn is a full-time writer and editor. Her debut novel, The Silent Listener, won Australia’s 2022 Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction and was shortlisted for 4 other awards, including the UK People’s Book Prize. She lives in Melbourne, has long connections with Mansfield, and enjoys nothing better than long chats with good friends.

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The Silent Listener

A missing nine-year-old girl…an old man murdered on his deathbed…an accident from long ago that no one talks about.

Joy Henderson’s family is drowning in fear, secrets and lies. Even as a child, she’s aware of her father’s two sides: much-loved pillar of the community in public, diabolical monster behind closed doors.  

Twenty years later, when Joy returns to the family’s remote farm to care for him in his final days, she decides its time that everyone knows the truth.

With her sister Ruth whispering dark words of revenge, Joy sets about making sure that her father pays dearly for his past.

But the best laid plans never unfold quite the way you expect them to…

Events at Mansfield Readers and Writers Festival 2023

Panel: How my writing journey started

Saturday 4 March, 11:00 – 12:00

$25 / $20 concession

Panel: Crime time in the country

Saturday 4 March, 2:45 – 3:45

$25 / $20 concession

Panel: The power of the edit

Sunday 5 March, 11:30 – 12:30

$25 / $20 concession

Panel: The author life

Sunday 5 March, 1:30 – 2:30

$25 / $20 concession