Friday the 13th of February 1948 is Hannah Gordon's 36th birthday. Her daughter, Allie, turns 16 on the very same day. What's more, it's a full moon. Hannah doesn't need Grandma Ade's warning that bad luck is coming to realise the odds are against them. A devastating accident sets off a chain of events that will rock the family foundations to the core.
Once, Rich and Sandy were environmental activists, part of a world-famous blockade in Tasmania to save the wilderness. Now, 25 years later, they have both settled into the uncomfortable compromises of middle age – although they’ve gone about it in very different ways. About the only thing they have in common these days is their 15-year-old daughter, Sophie.
It was a shocking crime that made headlines around Australia. An innocent young woman violently attacked in her family home by a total stranger and left to die. Beaten repeatedly and soaked with petrol as her home burned, Lauren Huxley's life was hanging by a thread. Lauren's battle to survive caused an outpouring of public love and support. The crime was so horrific, so senseless, anyone who read about the attack couldn't help thinking: how could I bear someone I loved to go through this?
A forthright investigation of human frailty and emotion with a plot that keeps you in its thrall until the last word. When Greer Gordon met Mischa Svoboda, a driven Czech-born refugee painter, he was unknown. His debut at the small art gallery where she worked created a sensation, and their explosive love affair caused Greer to abandon her husband and career and embark on a nomadic life with Mischa.
"The lives of the obsessed"