Wrapped in the love of family, friendship, crime and mystery, Starting From Now is a suspenseful novel of rural life and real country issues.
When twenty-five-year-old journalist, Zara Ellison receives her mother’s ominous text message, Call me when you can, Zara knows it’s not good news.
Two weeks later, Zara has left her much-loved city life to relocate to Barker, the sleepy country town in which she grew up. For Zara, family comes first.
But she needs to work too, and the town’s police force is a rural journalist’s best source of information. Meeting Detective Dave Burrows and Dave’s second-in-charge, Senior Constable Jack Higgins, is a priority.
Amid her family’s troubles, and reporting on farming accidents and violently clashing activists, Zara is shocked to witness Jack Higgins in a role she’d never have believed. How could he possibly justify this? And what was she going to do about it?
“The author’s own experience gives readers a true sense of ‘life on the land’ and the fragility of rural Australia and its communities. Similarly she conveys the robust sense of camaraderie and kindness despite their challenges.”
“A great rural novel about families and choice as well as a mystery and a touch of romance, I was hooked from start to finish. I have read and enjoyed several novels by this author. But this was perhaps one of my favourites.”
DALE – GOODREADS