The Well - cover of Australian edition

Australia and New Zealand - now out!


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The Otago Daily Times:  The Well is one of 2015's 'Must Read' books

21st December, 2015

Link to Otago Times


 New Zealand The Listener Magazine: "Well Wrought….a gripping debut novel….Althought the mystery surrounding Lucien's murder unfolds with real power and intensity, it is The Well's portrait of an increasingly intrusive and bureaucratic state that's both more plausible and truly chilling."  May 14, 2015

 Link to THe Listener




Blogs and reviews... 


Radio 2Ser Sydney - interview for 'Final Draft' with Andrew Pople

April 23, 2015

Listen to Radio Interview here


Sydney Morning Herald:  "A suspenseful debut novel…..(which) deals with identity and the ability to keep ourselves together during a crisis. Told in time-shifts, it builds a portrait of a woman shaped by tragedy and extraordinary circumstance, and shows how mental fragility can be at the mercy of vulnerability."

April 5, 2015

Sydney MOrning Herald Books Review


Otago Daily TImes: "The book is mesmerising and, like Ruth, drives you in the quest for clarity and resolution."

April 23, 2015

Otago Daily Times


Melbourne Review of Books: "Catherine Chanter has crafted a masterful moody mystery with The Well. This luscious rural property’s secrets slowly unfold as the shady dealings of the past are related to us……...The questions and the answers are strewn throughout. If you’re one of those who likes to skip to the end, good luck with that. You can’t cheat with this one. You’ll just have to read it properly like any well-behaved person.

March 22, 2015

Melbourne Review of Boooks "The Well is a remarkably strong debut, drawing from a broad cross-section of genres to emerge as something else entirely – a seductive, inventive mystery and an absorbing read."

March 2015 Review  


The Reading Room:  "Chanter's characters are both credible and complex.  Her descriptive prose is wonderfully evocative… This thought provoking novel is a brilliant debut.."

 March 2015 blog