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Home Fires

By: Fiona Lowe
Narrated by: Rebecca Macauley
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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling Australian author of Daughter of Mine and Birthright.

"Fiona Lowe's ability to create atmosphere and tension and real relationship dynamics is a gift." (Sally Hepworth, best-selling author of The Mother In Law)

"Absorbing." (The Townsville Eye)

When a lethal bushfire tore through Myrtle, nestled in Victoria's breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town's buildings - and the lives of its residents - were left as smoldering ash. For three women in particular, the fire fractured their lives and their relationships.

Eighteen months later, with the flurry of national attention long past, Myrtle stands restored, shiny and new. But is the outside polish just a veneer? Community stalwart Julie thinks tourism could bring back some financial stability to their little corner of the world and soon prods Claire, Bec, and Sophie into joining her group. But the scar tissue of trauma runs deep, and as each woman exposes her secrets and faces the damage that day wrought, a shocking truth will emerge that will shake the town to its newly rebuilt foundations....

With her sharp eye for human foibles, best-selling author Fiona Lowe writes an evocative tale of everyday people fighting for themselves, their families and their town - as only this distinctively Australian storyteller can.

©2019 Fiona Lowe (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Amazing characters

Usually you only get to know a few characters really well. The author brings alive a town full of characters all with different roles in the community and challenging relationships to explain how they react and their thought processes. I felt like this book taught me how to be a better person.

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Very engaging

Drags a little in the middle but a very enjoyable listen. The narrator is excellent and the reveals all came at the right time.

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Great Book

I don’t usually do reviews. But listen to this book. Great story , amazing narration . Thoroughly enjoyed it .

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The plot thickens

So much going on and so many characters to become invested in

A great story, with many layers

Sad to come to the end, a great story

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Fiona Lowe's Book Home Fires

This story is simply amazing Fiona, please continue writing these books and please keep Rebecca Macauley narrating them.

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Really enjoyed this one

I really enjoyed this one. its well written and the performance is very well done.

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A must listen

This book hooked me in from the start, beautifully written. The emotional descriptions of the fire were amazing. I’ve never read a book that made me actually feel the emotion & desperation of danger.

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Have the tissues handy!

What an emotional roller coaster. This is by far my favourite book by Fiona Lowe.

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Timely

very timely story but as with her first book a bit boring and pedestrian about rural Australia.

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Couldn’t stop listening!

I found this so engaging I just could not stop listening. I loved it and can’t wait to experience more from this author. Really ideal narrator and the storyline is particularly current at this time which made it even more gripping.

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