Have you ever wanted to escape to a distant island? When Rosie Trethewey, a disillusioned doctor turned market researcher, unexpectedly inherits a shack on the remote northern tip of Great Barrier Island, she decides it's time to begin a new life. Arriving at her new home, Rosie finds she has two neighbors sharing the wilderness: Red O'Hara, a refugee from horrific wartime experiences on the Burma Railway, and Angus McLeod, a retired policeman who's abandoned a society he sees as soft and contemptible. Rosie's appearance panics Red and Angus, both fearing she'll disrupt their ordered lives...and they're right.
©2000 Derek Hansen; (P)2009 Phoenix
Pretty good 'till the ending. Did the author just get decide to quit writing? It leaves you hanging as to what interesting other things could have happened during her accumulation to the island. I spent an hour trying to find out whether or not I had the entire download, because it just stopped with no indication as to what else could be. A definite thumbs down with this ending.
Yes. I get completely lost in the story, and between sessions, I can't wait to get back to the Island.
I have read it before, the audible version is really great.
Not really, I have not often found a book so very absorbing.But I would like to.( A fine balance ,perhaps.)
I have not heard him before. But he is very good indeed.
This really must be filmed.he wrote it with filming in mind. What a pity that so many stories, so much less worthy , are made into forgetable and trashy pieces of celluloid, when this is just crying out for three great actors and a screenwriter. Hansen himself , of course.
I've read this book a number of times and was very excited to see it on here. Imagine my disappointment to find that whoever recorded this didn't finish it. There is a lot more story to this and I am gutted that it's not here.
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