Surface Tension

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Surface Tension
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Meg McKinlay
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 129
ISBN 9781760650483
Children's (6-12)

Publishing Details

Publisher Walker Books Australia
Imprint Walker Books Australia
Publication Date 1 July 2019
NZ Release Date 1 July 2019
Publication Country Australia


A compelling coming-of-age mystery for younger readers by multi-award-winning Australian author Meg McKinlay. On the day Cassie was born, they drowned her town. Twelve years later, she and her classmate Liam are drawn to the man-made lake and the mysteries it hides. As summer heats up and the lake waters become lower and lower, secrets are slowly uncovered. Can Cassie bring the shocking truth to light before it's too late?

Author Biography

Meg McKinlay grew up in Bendigo, Victoria, in a book-loving, TV- and car-free household. On the long and winding path to becoming a children's writer, she has worked a variety of jobs including swim instructor, tour guide, translator and teacher. These days, she lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle and divides her time between teaching and writing, a balance that swings wildly between chaos and calm. She is always busy cooking up more books and you can visit her on the web at


Meg McKinlay expertly guides her readers through a well-plotted coming of age story that's beautifully atmospheric ... A real page turner. * Sunday Age * A wonderfully layered story - reading it is like being gradually immersed in a pool of water as each layer of the narrative slowly washes over you ... There isn't a dull moment in this book. The story is full of human connections that will delight readers and there is a whimsy to the text that makes it a great read for all ages * Bookseller+Publisher *