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Let Sleeping Gods Lie

Shortlisted in the 2007 Australian/NZ IP Picks Awards

Judges comments

Dianne Gray’s Let Sleeping Gods Lie swayed the judges with a flair for Australian setting and humour, lively characterization and the playful delivery of the rather tricky themes of religion and the quest for truth.

Let Sleeping Gods Lie is a gutsy fiction novel delivered through a natural, easygoing style, allowing readers to steep in a vivid sense of country Queensland as the storyline unfolds.

Gently calling upon all of the senses and adorned with natural beauty, Dianne Gray’s Let Sleeping Gods Lie layers the narrative with powerful themes examining religion and the shadow it can cast across a landscape, through communities and within families. The plot is propelled by the strong elements of mystery and moth-balled family secrets, while the characters populating the story can’t help but make us laugh.

Reviews of Let Sleeping Gods Lie

Anna Scott Graham


Let Sleeping Gods Lie: Highly Commended 2007 IP Picks awards

Nick Landau is a biker. A lone wolf who escaped a childhood crushed by the strict and cruel rules of his obsessive religious family. Now he is coming home to face the demons of his past.


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  1. livingecstasy / Jul 28 2012 5:50 am

    Interesting and catchy title for a book. I do hope to learn of your writing wits!
    And thanks for following my blog and liking my post.


    • diannegray / Jul 28 2012 8:42 am

      Thank you! I’m enjoying reading through your pose – beautiful!


  2. susannairn / Oct 30 2012 2:55 am

    Wow….once again….wow! My power went out for 4 1/2 hours yesterday during my favorite day of the week, American Football Sunday, so I dove into Let Sleeping God’s lie. Five and a half hours later, I could have cared less if the power had come back on and the television was a mere remote click away. I finished the book instead and LOVED it. Your writing style and descriptions flow so well that it was impossible to stop mid-book.

    Now I feel like a bit of a stalker, or super-fan, I’m not sure which.


    • diannegray / Oct 30 2012 7:29 am

      That makes me feel very excited, Susan! It’s a wonderful feeling to know you love reading my books 😉

      I’m so glad you liked it! I wrote that about the hill where we used to live and where I’m going back to live in January. I’ve been in the city now for 12 years and need to get back there so I can reunite with my muse (the open air, the cane fields, the animals and scenery). 😀


      • susannairn / Oct 30 2012 9:27 am

        We all need to have a muse. I live in a beautiful part of Ontario and it is my muse as well. If I thought I could survive the number of hours I would have to be in a plane, I would love to see Australia (and peek at your hill), but there would have to be serious medication involved and numerous hours of sleeping in very uncomfortable airline seat!!

        I will have to be satisfied with living an Aussie adventure through your writing – and I’m very happy to do that!! Can’t wait to keep reading!!


      • diannegray / Oct 31 2012 6:20 am

        If you ever decide to come – let me know. I absolutely hate flying but am flying up there on 14 November…


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