A breathtaking novel of rural suspense from the bestselling Voice of the Outback.

Broad River Station

Mia, a newly graduated constable, on her first post is assigned to Broad River, a small country town. And as certain as she is about her ability to do the job, on day one she’s already in conflict with colleagues who believe that women shouldn’t be coppers.

It takes the shine off coming home, where her grandmother, Clara, is in the early stages of dementia. Clara is in a nursing home, living between her present and the mist-covered past of her life as dementia slowly steals her memories. Mia is accustomed to their conversations often not quite making sense but when Clara hints at veiled family secrets, Mia isn’t sure what she should believe.

In the midst of all this, a local child goes missing and Mia is confined to barracks. When Detective Dave Burrows realises she has skills that could be put to use, Mia’s career takes a new turn, and she must decide down which road to walk.

About Fleur McDonald

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.

About Detective Dave Burrows

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.

After writing several novels with Detective Dave as a secondary character, Fleur felt he really deserved his own series to shine.
Although Detective Dave appears in many of Fleur’s novels, it was in 2018, that he finally got the spotlight in Fool’s Gold, the first of what would become my young Dave series, following Detective Burrows early career and his first marriage. Four novels now document his adventures, with ‘Something to Hide’ bringing a particularly sticky investigation to a close.
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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.

Targeting Domestic Violence
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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!”


“Fleur McDonald has a wonderful way with telling rural stories in a special way … A great summer read.”