Written with Fleur’s trademark warmth and outstanding storytelling, newly badged Detective Dave Burrows and his reluctant wife arrive in the West Australian goldfields town of Barrabine where gold stealing is rife and the prospectors live by their own tough rules.
Published: 21st March 2018
“McDonald certainly knows how to spin a yarn… an excellent and easy read and the sort of book I didn’t want to end.”
Detective Dave Burrows’ first posting to the far west goldfields town of Barrabine in 1997 holds everything he’s looking for, but Melinda, his wife of two weeks, is devastated at leaving behind her family, friends and career. More comfortable in heels than RM Williams, Melinda walked away from her much-loved job in the city as a paediatric nurse to follow Dave into the bush.
Dave settles in easily to the plain-speaking toughness of his new town, determined to do well, knowing that Barrabine could be his stepping stone into the elite stock squad. But will his marriage last the distance? As Dave investigates reports of mysterious late-night trespassing, a missing person, and guns being drawn on strangers, a local prospector phones in with horrific news that could hold the key to everything.
Fleur McDonald’s bestselling rural storytelling takes her popular detective, Dave Burrows, back to his compelling and exciting beginnings.
“There’s a natural flow to the narrative that speaks of life experience, insider knowledge, and solid research… It’s the sort of novel that suits readers of all tastes, making it an ideal gift choice.”
THERESA SMITH WRITES
“McDonald has woven a couple of different mysteries into the narrative and the clues were well placed to keep me guessing”
BEAUTY AND LACE