When Australian Julie Reagan discovers a book written about wild Malaysia in the 1970s, she decides to find out more about the author – her great aunt. Why did her grandmother refuse to speak about her sister who disappeared from the family, 60 years before? What caused such a severe rift?
Julie is invited to stay with her cousins who run the plantation founded by her great grandfather in Malaya a hundred years ago, and she decides to visit in the hope of finding clues to this family mystery. What Julie finds sends her spiralling through generations of loves, deaths, tragedy and the challenges of the present until she discovers her grandmother’s shocking secret.
©2010 Di Morrissey (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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I have never read a Di Morrisey book before and wasn't sue how I would find her as an author.
The main character hooked me in quickly and I became annoyed when the story shifted backwards to the 1930's to be about her grandmother. The chapters are long and I kept wondering how long I was going to have to wait.
The second time the story jumped backwards in time the story was more interesting and I started to enjoy the shift.
I was surprised that I found myself wondering what was going to happen next through the use of good storytelling.
Di Morressey doesn't utilize any shock techniques or outrageous situations, just a good genuine tale that keeps you interested.
I have since purchased 2 further Di Morressey audiobooks based on the strength of this book and Di Morressey has become my favorite adult author.
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