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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Where Have You Been?
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'Susan and Ed Middleton are perfectly content with their lives. Two kids, two cars, a solid brick bungalow in a respectable beaches suburb. They're good people, model citizens. There's barely a ripple in the surface of their happy existence. But when Susan's older sister, who vanished as a teenager, reappears to claim an inheritance, everything is set to change...

Karen - now known as Carly - has had a tough time during the past twenty years: drugs, prostitution, prison. At least that's what she tells them. As Carly insinuates herself further and further into the Middleton's lives, suspicions are aroused - is she really Susan's sister, returned from the dead? If she isn't Karen, who is she? And, imposter or not, why is the Middleton's relaxed and comfortable world suddenly spinning way out of control?' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my sisters Blood & Soul
  • Epigraph: In the old nursery rhyme, when the cat went to see the queen, he caught a little mouse under her chair; that was long long ago and the queen was different from our queen, but the mouse was the same.

    -Rumer Godden, The Mousewife

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2010 .
      Extent: 250p.
      ISBN: 9781921401466 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Wendy James – Author Interview 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , August 2012;
Where Have You Been? by Wendy James 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , February 2011;

— Review of Where Have You Been? Wendy James , 2010 single work novel
Mystery Sister Keeps Family on Edge Diane Stubbings , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 March 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Where Have You Been? Wendy James , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Amy Baillieu , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 319 2010; (p. 29)

— Review of Where Have You Been? Wendy James , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 February 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Where Have You Been? Wendy James , 2010 single work novel ; Rare Bird of Truth : A Novel Neal Drinnan , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Katie Horner , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2009-2010 vol. 89 no. 5 2009; (p. 37)

— Review of Where Have You Been? Wendy James , 2010 single work novel
Books Susan Hewitt , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 13 February 2010; (p. 18)

— Review of Where Have You Been? Wendy James , 2010 single work novel ; Wyatt Garry Disher , 2010 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 February 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Wyatt Garry Disher , 2010 single work novel ; Where Have You Been? Wendy James , 2010 single work novel
Suspense in the Suburbs Sara Dowse , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 February 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Where Have You Been? Wendy James , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 February 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Where Have You Been? Wendy James , 2010 single work novel ; Rare Bird of Truth : A Novel Neal Drinnan , 2010 single work novel
Sisterly Acts Katie Horner , 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2009-2010 vol. 89 no. 5 2009; (p. 44-45)
Wendy James – Author Interview 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , August 2012;
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