This mesmerising debut is part love story, part mystery, telling the captivating story of two lovers torn apart by tragedy and the secrets they kept of one devastating night.
I’m the most authentic version of myself when I’m around Jack. We’ve known each other since we were kids, and our relationship was always one of mudpies and mocking.
Then everything changed.
Beautiful Kate, my best friend, disappeared on a moonlit beach after Jack dumped her for me. Jack was a suspect and, sure of his innocence, I lied to protect him. I know Jack didn’t kill her. Our betrayal did.
Thirteen years later, I am thirty, childless and single, attempting to renovate my life rescuing a rundown worker’s cottage. All is as it should be in my safe little world – until Jack buys the vacant lot behind my house… and the feelings that we buried all those years ago – the guilt, the love and the pain – resurface.
We can’t keep running away from the past – and to move forward we have to know what really happened to Kate.
What a FANTASTIC book! I can’t believe it is a debut novel.
I couldn’t stop reading it and finished it in one sitting.
The author very skillfully switches between past and present, pulling you from one time to the other at just the right moment.
This book has everything a great book should have; interesting plot, great characters, romance, mystery and family ties.
A MUST read.
Another great addition to enjoyable Aussie Fiction.