The safest suburbs often hold the deepest secrets. such is the case for Essie, a mother of two. In a moment of maternal despair she once made a terrible mistake, one she will always regret. Essie has since recovered, but she fears what may still lurk inside her.
Set in rural Tasmania from the 1920s to the 1990s, The Sisters’ Song traces the lives of two very different sisters. One for whom giving and loving are her most natural qualities and the other who cannot forgive and forget.
Jack McPhail is a man on the run from his past, a drifter who lands by accident in the sleepy rural town of Banjo Crossing in the fertile region known as The Plains.
Despite himself, Jack becomes slowly drawn into the town, its community, its characters and its concerns. Nevertheless, acceptance of this newcomer is based on a lie, and Jack fears rejection should someone discover the truth.
Beth had known there were secrets folded inside Theo. But she didn’t know they were secrets about her. And what do you do when everything you thought you knew about yourself is based on a lie?
A gripping, atmospheric novel from the acclaimed author of What Came Before that asks: how much should you do to help a stranger’s child?
Sally Hepworth – A Mothers Promise. A novel about the unbreakable bond between mother’s and daughters.