On a stifling summer's day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. Jack's in charge, she said. I won't be long.
But she doesn't come back. She never comes back. And life as the children know it is changed for ever.
Three years later, mum-to-be Catherine wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note that says: I could have killed you.
Meanwhile Jack is still in charge - of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they're alone in the house, and - quite suddenly - of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother. But the truth can be a dangerous thing . . .
Buy the book here in Australia and here in the UK.
Jane Austen’s Rogues and Romances has taken Facebook by storm. Jane Austen fans worldwide have been logging on to Facebook to rescue beloved heroines Elizabeth and Mr Darcy.On July 12, 2012
The Miles Franklin Literary Award was established through the will of My Brilliant Career author, Miles Franklin. The prize is awarded each year to a novel which is of the...On April 7, 2016
There have been rumours that Daniel Craig’s Bond days are behind him. His friend Mark Strong, currently promoting Grimsby, appears to have confirmed that Craig has finished with 007. We...On February 24, 2016
When Jenn J McLeod quit Sydney’s corporate communications chaos, she bought a little café in a small town and ran a unique, dog-friendly B&B in country NSW. Home now is...On November 18, 2014
Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally bestselling author of The Opposite of Me, Skipping a Beat, These Girls, and The Best of Us as well as a series of linked short...On July 14, 2014
Heather Gallagher has written for The Age, The Melbourne Times and Leader newspapers. She has an obsession with the quirky things in life and loves to write about them. She is especially fond of weird...On May 29, 2013