Something has drawn Emily Tempest back to Central Australia—to Moonlight Downs, the community she left half a lifetime ago. Not much has changed; the barefoot kids are bush mechanics now, but Emily still doesn’t know if she belongs in the Aboriginal world or the white. And trouble still seems to follow her. Within hours of her arrival an old friend lies brutally murdered and mutilated, an old enemy the only suspect.
Adrian Hyland is the award-winning author of the Emily Tempest novels, along with the acclaimed KINGSLAKE- 350, an intimate look at the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria. He lives in north-east of Melbourne and teaches at LaTrobe University