Ep: 16 Renee McBryde – House of Lies

This compelling memoir of family secrets, murder, sexual assault and domestic violence is also the gripping story of Renee’s constant struggle to accept the truth and her true identity, and, ultimately, to forge a life on her own terms.

From the outside, Renee McBryde had a fairly typical childhood – school, working mum, swimming lessons with loving grandparents. But waiting for her was a secret so awful that it would rock her to the core.

Renee’s mother was a teenage runaway who found herself pregnant and alone when Renee’s father was jailed for killing two men. When Renee discovered the truth, she knew her life would never be the same again. She was a murderer’s daughter – but that made her determined to escape the past.

This is her sometimes shocking, often moving, inspirational true story of terrible secrets and tragic lies, and a life of abuse, suffering and survival.

To read more about Renee go to the Featured Authors page here

Ep: 14 Christine Dibley – To the Sea

To the Sea is the stunning saga from debut author Christine Dibley.

 To The Sea is a call to the sea passed on from mother to daughter… lyrical, evocative and deeply engrossing.” Australian Arts Review

 A dangerous yearning echoes through generations.

On a clear summer’s day, Detective Inspector Tony Vincent answers a call-out to an idyllic Tasmanian beach house.

Surrounded by family and calm waters, seventeen-year-old Zoe Kennett has inexplicably vanished.

Four storytellers share their version of what has led to this moment, weaving tales which span centuries and continents.

But Tony needs facts, not fiction: how will such fables lead him to Zoe and to the truth?

As Tony’s investigation deepens, he is drawn into a world where myth and history blur, and where women who risk all for love must pay the price through every generation.

For fans of Kate Morton and Alice Hoffman.