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Publisher's Summary

A riveting new novel of rural suspense from the best-selling voice of the Outback.

1980: Rose and Ian Kelly arrive in the small South Australian town of Barker for supplies before driving a further couple of hundred kilometres to begin shearing at Jacksonville Station. Rose, heavily pregnant with their first babies, worries that despite Ian's impending fatherhood he remains a drifter who dreams of the open road.

2020: When the Australian Federal Police swoop unheralded into Barker and make a shocking arrest for possession of narcotics, Detective Dave Burrows is certain there is more to the story than meets the eye.

After many months of grief over her brother's illness and death, journalist Zara Ellison is finally ready to begin a new chapter of her life and make a commitment to her boyfriend, Senior Constable Jack Higgins. But when she's assigned to investigate the Barker arrest, Jack begins to believe that Zara is working against him.

It takes a series of unconnected incidents in Zara's digging to reveal an almost forgotten thread of mystery as to how these two events, 40 years apart, could be connected.

©2020 Fleur McDonald (P)2020 W F Howes

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Fantastic narration!

The story was good. It kept me going all the way to the end. The narrator did a great job on the voices - very talented.

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  • 07-12-21

shearer's wife

loved it to the very end.
excellent story ..congratulations Fleur, looking forward to your next book

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  • Jenny
  • 07-02-21

Not a favourite.

Storyline was a bit bland and the narration irritating. Cadence was off. Probably would be better with a woman’s voice.

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  • OLIVIA Jones
  • 03-28-21

captivating story

I didn't want to stop listening!! can't wait to start the next book!!

if this is your first one recommend reading/listening to some of the previous books to properly understand this one as it has some repeat characters.

only negative is they changed narrators and I didn't like them as much as the previous one but still well told.

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  • Jenny
  • 03-25-21

good read

great Australian story blending the past and present. would definitely recommend it to others, well narrated too.

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  • 02-24-21

Hard to listen to

Loved this book and look forward to many more of Fleur McDonald’s books however I found the narration hard listening will be interested in her other books with a different narrator

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  • Yvonne
  • 02-15-21

A Good Yarn

Another interesting plot from Fleur with two timelines that keep you wondering how they will merge.
enjoyed the narration by Lani John Tupu again. The climax had me finish the last couple hours in one sitting. ☺