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‘One of the best books I’ve read this year. I absolutely loved it. Totally gripping, beautifully written, the characterisation is superb. An absolutely stunning book. I am still thinking about it.’—Melissa Ashley, author of The Birdman’s Wife
‘An engaging mystery while also being an absorbing tale of family secrets, lies, betrayal and sacrifice. The story brims with authenticity that comes from painstaking research. The gradual release of information about the family combines to create a level of suspense that is sustained and that kept me guessing until the very end. I found it difficult to put down. The author knows how to keep a secret, how to pass on a secret and how—and when—to divulge a secret.’—Cass Moriarty, author of The Promise Seed
‘The book covers many themes, including the devastating aftermath of war, the importance of family, and racism in early twentieth century Australia. The characters are flawed but likeable, and beg the question: How much can people really change?’—Louise Allan, author of The Sisters’ Song
‘A story layered with all the hallmarks that make for an Australian classic. I loved this incredible novel. I enjoyed every beautifully evocative sentence … I didn’t want it to end.’—Theresa Smith, Australian Women Writers Challenge
‘Paints a vivid picture of post-WWI Australia … The secrets multiply as the story progresses … an absorbing historical piece that also delves deeply into the emotional lives of its flawed and fascinating characters.’—Gail Cleare, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Taste of Air
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