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I heard voices talking last night. I've never heard my father talk to someone else. Not that I can remember. I was in bed, and I heard my father's voice first. He was talking to someone, and then I heard another man with a deep voice. The man got angry, I could tell, even though I couldn't hear exactly what he was saying. Then my father said, 'I'd kill you first.'

On his 11th birthday, Jacob's father gives him a diary. To write about things that happen. About what he and his father do on their farm. About the sheep, the crop, the fox and the dam. But Jacob knows some things should not be written down. Some things should not be remembered. 

The only things he knows for sure are what his father has taught him. Sheltered, protected, isolated. But who is his father protecting him from? And how far will his father go to keep the world at bay? 

All too soon, Jacob will learn that sometimes we all have to do terrible things. 

From the best-selling author of Wimmera and The Rip comes an unforgettable novel that explores the darkness in our world with the light only a child can find.

©2021 Mark Brandi (P)2021 Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

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Great book

I really enjoyed Wimmera but I think I enjoyed this more. the narration was excellent.

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Interesting but the sound effects were terrible!

This was a pretty good story. Interesting concept and decent style. The whole thing g was let down by the Mr Squiggle sound effects and the stupid page-turning sounds. What were they thinking!?
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