Detective Dave Burrows is devastated. After an acrimonious divorce, Dave has no choice but to let his ex-wife and her father Mark call the shots: supervised, one-hour visits are all he’s allowed if he wants to see his two young daughters. And he knows he’ll jump through any hoops to see Bec and Alice.
On Leo Perry’s farm, sixty kilometers out of Yorkenup, the only positive in Leo’s day is the unswerving loyalty of his dog, Coffee. Thanks to yet another power outage, Leo is out in the morning heat, refueling the water pump. But seconds later he watches in horror as the tank explodes. Flames engulf wooden beams and sparks ignite grass just as Leo realises he’s at the end of a one-way petrol trail, the fire roaring straight for him.
When Dave and his partner Detective Bob Holden are called to Leo’s ravaged farm, they’re unclear if they’re dealing with arson, suicide or something else. There’s been no sign of Leo anywhere, and his wife Jill is distraught. Leo and his dog appear to have vanished. But, when Dave and Bob begin their investigation, what they find makes no sense at all.
Having sold over 750,000 copies of her books, she has solidified her position as one of the country’s favourite storytellers.
Australia’s leading rural literature author, Fleur’s books become best sellers almost as quickly as they hit the shelves. Her story lines are drawn from inspiration from having lived and worked for much of her life on farms. Loving the rural life style Fleur now owns 4050ha across rural Western Australia.
Fleur McDonald is a highly sought after guest speaker. Fleur not only is available to present on the topic of writing, but also across areas she is most passionate about. This includes country life, autism, domestic violence and her non for profit organisation DVassist which tailors Domestic Violence services across Australia.
Tough, loyal, and full of integrity, he’s a formidable Detective. Dave Burrows is a character who features in many of Fleur’s rural novels.
Fleur McDonald is the Founder of the non-for-profit organisation DVassist, formally known as Breaking the Silence.
This organisation aims to provide a one-stop resource via the website, to provide information on local services for people experiencing Family and Domestic Violence in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. The website collates essential support service contact details, individually tailored to each shire.
Domestic Abuse is a complex issue and through DVassist Fleur aimed to reach and support, as many rural people in need, as possible.
Although Fleur is still supportive of the fundamental idea of DVassist, she is no longer involved with the management or decision making of this organisation.
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“Drawing on her own experiences with rural Australia, Fleur has used these skills to weave a moving tale.”
“I have to admit, I kind of like when authors fool me and Fleur McDonald managed that nicely here, because I thought I had it all figured out and turned out I didn’t!”
1 GIRL… 2 MANY BOOKS
“Fleur McDonald has a wonderful way with telling rural stories in a special way … A great summer read.”
SAM STILL READING