Fiona Forrest is devastated when her husband Charlie commits suicide after the accidental shooting of his mate, Eddie. Though Fiona decides to keep farming their successful property, rumours that she intends to sell keep circulating.
When Detective Dave Burrows arrives to sign off on the investigation into Eddie’s death his suspicions are aroused by some strange anomalies at the scene. As Dave becomes increasingly convinced that something sinister is going on, Fiona finds herself dealing with a series of disasters on the farm…
By the bestselling author of Crimson Dawn, this suspenseful novel about a woman fighting to preserve her husband’s dream and a detective determined to uncover the truth will keep you guessing til the very last page.
This was a highly enjoyable read. The tension as you flip those pages just keeps building! It’s amazing how the author is able to slither through the reader’s mind through her intriguing and charismatic writing. She masks the truth behind clever words leaves you hanging until the very last page.
I did have a problem with the pacing, however. Some parts weren’t necessary yet the story lacked detail. The book is centred around a certain problem that is linked to something that happened in the past, therefore I feel like things were to connect better if we got more than just a prologue of what happened. Nonetheless, the story flowed smoothly and no questions were left unanswered.
Also, there’s just something about the characters you read about in Australian novels that make them really admirable – their inner strength. I’ve only ever read through the perspective of a female lead in OZ novels, and they share this very trait, and I love it! These ladies show how women can stand up for what they believe in and lead a life without having to depend on anyone. I enjoyed reading about Fiona and Kim and how they struggle with different problems in their life yet still being able to fulfil their dreams of doing hard labor work. Take note, people! These are the types of women we need in Fiction novels.
A hidden gem of a book with bold characters and an interesting plot. It’s not heavy with the crime but it sure is packed with surprises and mystery. Definitely not a book you’d want to miss. It’s actually also fairly light considering the pacing of the book. I flew through it in two sittings, so I highly recommend it if you want a quick read!
Sapphire Falls by Fleur McDonald is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99, available now. You can buy an e-copy of your own at:
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