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THE CLEANSKIN

An intelligent thriller filled with human drama, reminiscent of William Boyd’s Restless.
From the dark heart of The Troubles, The Cleanskin is a story of intense human
relationships with a cast of flawed and entirely believable characters.

LAURA BLOOM

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THE CLEANSKIN

LAURA BLOOM

An intelligent thriller filled with human drama, reminiscent of William Boyd’s Restless. From the dark heart of The Troubles, The Cleanskin is a story of intense human relationships with a cast of flawed and entirely believable characters.


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ABOUT THIS BOOK

I needed someone I could trust. Someone others would trust. Someone with no criminal record. With no previous involvement. A cleanskin. Someone to come over, do the job, and go home …

Some days, even Halley can’t find the person she once was. She’s changed her name and no one – least of all her husband and son – knows of her past. No one except Aidan, who turns up one day in her small Australian town and shatters the façade she’s built so carefully.

Aidan is on a mission. But why is he still taking orders from his brother in an English jail – at the cost of his own happiness?

When Aidan forces Halley to face what she’s done, what they discover not only changes their understanding of what happened back then, it changes everything now.

Laura Bloom deftly goes to the dark heart of The Troubles to explore the lingering damage wrought by sectarian conflict on communities, families and individuals. Based on real events, The Cleanskin is a story of intense human relationships with a cast of flawed and entirely believable characters.


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

Unputdownable.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

An intelligent, literary, but always accessible character-driven intrigue.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

It's a thriller that's also an intense human drama.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

Genre-defying.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

I was gripped throughout.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

The way Bloom tells the story, and unfolds the multiple points of drama is masterful. The progressive revelation of submerged events means that the story never stops.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

Although based on political historical events, it's a story of intimate personal relationships, with twist after twist building to a satisfying climax at the end.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

"Some novels owe their relevance to the moment in history defined by their theme and the actors who live the narrative. Others transcend time and place because of the universality of their argument, their characters and the landscape from which the narrative is drawn. Laura Bloom’s superb new novel, The Cleanskin, sits in the latter category and is destined to become a classic of its genre."

- Alan Gold, The Australian

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

"Without a word wasted Bloom picks away at the complexities and complications, motives and beliefs, involved in violent struggle." Susan Chenery - Sydney Morning Herald

- Alan Gold, The Australian

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Unputdownable.

what-ppl-say-abt-book-slide-bg

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

An intelligent, literary, but always accessible character-driven intrigue.

what-ppl-say-abt-book-slide-bg

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

It's a thriller that's also an intense human drama.

what-ppl-say-abt-book-slide-bg

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Genre-defying.

what-ppl-say-abt-book-slide-bg

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

I was gripped throughout.

what-ppl-say-abt-book-slide-bg

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

The way Bloom tells the story, and unfolds the multiple points of drama is masterful. The progressive revelation of submerged events means that the story never stops.

what-ppl-say-abt-book-slide-bg

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Although based on political historical events, it's a story of intimate personal relationships, with twist after twist building to a satisfying climax at the end.

what-ppl-say-abt-book-slide-bg

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

"Some novels owe their relevance to the moment in history defined by their theme and the actors who live the narrative. Others transcend time and place because of the universality of their argument, their characters and the landscape from which the narrative is drawn. Laura Bloom’s superb new novel, The Cleanskin, sits in the latter category and is destined to become a classic of its genre."

- Alan Gold, The Australian

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

"Without a word wasted Bloom picks away at the complexities and complications, motives and beliefs, involved in violent struggle."

- Susan Chenery - SMH

LAURA'S BOOKS

An intelligent thriller filled with human drama, reminiscent of William Boyd’s Restless. From the dark heart of The Troubles, The Cleanskin is a story of intense human relationships with a cast of flawed and entirely believable characters.
Click ADD TO CART to order your paperback.
Ships within 5 business days to over 40 countries.

THE CLEANSKIN

LAURA BLOOM

Paperback $26.99 (AUD)
eBook $9.99 (AUD)
Audiobook (Free with
Audible 30-day
trial membership)

’s February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty weatherboard house in Sydney, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven’t seen each for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.
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IN THE MOOD

LAURA BLOOM

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eBook $9.99 (AUD)

LAURA’S BOOKS

THE CLEANSKIN
LAURA BLOOM

An intelligent thriller filled with human drama, reminiscent of William Boyd’s Restless. From the dark heart of The Troubles, The Cleanskin is a story of intense human relationships with a cast of flawed and entirely believable characters.

IN THE MOOD
LAURA BLOOM

It’s February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty weatherboard house in Sydney, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven’t seen each for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.


ABOUT LAURA

It’s the people traditionally left out of the frame who interest Laura the most, as well as what happens after what would be the climax in many stories. A couple reuniting after the war, in IN THE MOOD; a woman who has changed her name and started a new life, only to find her old life catching up with her, in THE CLEANSKIN; what happens when you break up with the perfect person, in CHOOSING ZOE.

Laura’s novels have been shortlisted for the NSW Literary Awards, the ABC Fiction Prize and the Young Australian Readers’ Awards and published in France, the US and the UK.

Laura grew up in Sydney and has travelled widely, including living for spells in Germany, India, the UK, and – as a baby – in New Guinea, which is where she began her love affair with the subtropics, and where – when she returned to visit as a teenager – she received possibly the world’s smallest traditional tattoo.

She now lives in a small subtropical town near Byron Bay with her chosen family, including her godson and her son – who has autism. For such a word-based person it’s been an extraordinary journey to learn to love and communicate beyond words.

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THE BOOKS

An intelligent thriller filled with human drama, reminiscent of William Boyd’s Restless. From the dark heart of The Troubles, The Cleanskin is a story of intense human relationships with a cast of flawed and entirely believable characters.

Click ADD TO CART to order your paperback.
Ships within 5 business day to over 40 countries.

THE CLEANSKIN

LAURA BLOOM

Paperback $26.99 (AUD)
eBook $9.99 (AUD)

It’s February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty weatherboard house in Sydney, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven’t seen each for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.

Click ADD TO CART to order your paperback.
Ships within 5 business day to over 40 countries.

IN THE MOOD

LAURA BLOOM

Paperback $26.99 (AUD)
eBook $9.99 (AUD)

THE BOOKS

March, 1912. A sultry Indian summer hangs over the
west coast of Australia and aboard the luxury
steamship SS Koombana, three tales entwine.



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JEWEL SEA

KIM KELLY

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trial membership)

My name is Linda Buchan and when I was 18 years old I died. It was a winter’s day, Saturday June 27, 1998 when my young life ended and my new life began. A life that was to be so completely different to the one that I had envisaged, the one that I had expected…

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STEP BY STEP

LINDA BUCHAN

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THE BOOKS

Stepping out of his father’s dark shadow and finding his own voice has taken Adrian a lifetime, and seen him face unimaginable hurdles along the way. Now, in his painfully candid memoir “Milk-Blood”, Adrian shares his story. 

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MILK-BLOOD

ADRIAN SIMON

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Dogs, monkeys, corruption and sexual politics: Dogs of India draws on the complex, chaotic and colourful tradition of Indian storytelling in a spicy literary blend of Animal Farm vs. Holy Cow via Bollywood.

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DOGS OF INDIA

POLLY McGEE

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THE BOOKS

The story of a journey from Ireland to Australia in the early 1900's, along threads of love, family, war and peace.



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WILD CHICORY

KIM KELLY

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Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America.



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A THOUSAND SHARDS OF GLASS

MICHAEL KATAKIS

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THE BOOKS

I am sharing Sarah's story to let other parents know that there can be another way and that miracles do happen, because a miracle happened to us.
ADHD, it’s just a different way to be. - Susy Parker

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SAVING SARAH

SUSY PARKER

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eBook $9.99 (AUD)

SKY

ONDINE SHERMAN

Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself.

A story for teens about standing up for what you believe in.

Paperback $18.99 (AUD)
eBook $8.99 (AUD)

THE BOOKS

A gripping novel of that gives readers a rare glimpse into Colombia’s notorious drug wars and their impact on ordinary citizens, told by someone who knows the landscape intimately.

A RELUCTANT WARRIOR

KELLY BROOKE NICHOLLS

Paperback $26.99 (AUD)
eBook $9.99 (AUD)

THE BOOKS

THE CLEANSKIN
LAURA BLOOM

An intelligent thriller filled with human drama, reminiscent of William Boyd’s Restless. From the dark heart of The Troubles, The Cleanskin is a story of intense human relationships with a cast of flawed and entirely believable characters.

IN THE MOOD
LAURA BLOOM

It’s February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty weatherboard house in Sydney, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven’t seen each for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.

JEWEL SEA
KIM KELLY

March, 1912. A sultry Indian summer hangs over the west coast of Australia and aboard the luxury steamship SS Koombana, three tales entwine.

STEP BY STEP
LINDA BUCHAN

My name is Linda Buchan and when I was 18 years old I died. It was a winter’s day, Saturday June 27, 1998 when my young life ended and my new life began. A life that was to be so completely different to the one that I had envisaged, the one that I had expected…

WILD CHICORY
KIM KELLY

The story of a journey from Ireland to Australia in the early 1900's, along threads of love, family, war and peace.

A THOUSAND SHARDS OF GLASS
MICHAEL KATAKIS

Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America.

MILK-BLOOD
ADRIAN SIMON

Stepping out of his father’s dark shadow and finding his own voice has taken Adrian a lifetime, and seen him face unimaginable hurdles along the way. Now, in his painfully candid memoir “Milk-Blood”, Adrian shares his story.

DOGS OF INDIA
POLLY McGEE

Dogs, monkeys, corruption and sexual politics: Dogs of India draws on the complex, chaotic and colourful tradition of Indian storytelling in a spicy literary blend of Animal Farm vs. Holy Cow via Bollywood.

SAVING SARAH
SUSY PARKER

I am sharing Sarah's story to let other parents know that there can be another way and that miracles do happen, because a miracle happened to us. ADHD, it’s just a different way to be. - Susy

SKY
ONDINE SHERMAN

Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself.

A story for teens about standing up for what you believe in.

A RELUCTANT WARRIOR
KELLY BROOKE NICHOLLS

A gripping novel of that gives readers a rare glimpse into Colombia’s notorious drug wars and their impact on ordinary citizens, told by someone who knows the landscape intimately.

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