Nina Larkin should be happy. She’s transformed her rundown outback property, The Springs, into a successful artists’ retreat; she’s won a distinguished art prize, and she’s living with her soulmate, trail-blazing grazier Heath Blackett.
But the chance discovery of a portrait of her father, renowned artist Jim Larkin, makes her question everything. How could it have been drawn just weeks ago when Jim has been dead for years . . . Or so she thought.
Could her father still be alive? Can she track down the man in the picture? And is this connected to the missing gold buried by her ancestor over a century ago?
Her search for answers will draw Nina into a maze of family secrets – just as the man who stepped out of a portrait arrives at her door . . .
Alice Campion is the pseudonym for four members of a Sydney book club. Their first novel, The Painted Sky, also features Nina, Heath and the captivating landscape of outback Wangalla.
About the Author
The Painted Sky is the work of five members of a Sydney book club, writing under the collective pseudonym Alice Campion.
Denise Tart is a marriage celebrant with a background in performance and event management. She has written for the theatre and business, but now mainly pens meaningful and romantic ceremonies. Denise loves a good yarn.
Jenny Crocker looks forward to rainy weekends and their potential for endless guilt-free reading. Jenny has been a journalist, public relations manager, non-fiction author and now manages awareness and education campaigns.
Jane St Vincent Welch spent her childhood on an isolated rural property in the New England region of NSW. Jane now works in Sydney as a documentary editor, and enjoys telling stories in pictures and words. She would like to sit on a verandah one day and just paint.
Jane Richards is a senior editor and journalist at Fairfax Media. She loves mysteries and secrets.
Madeline Oliver’s reading group, The Booksluts, germinated the writing group that created this book. Madeline is a Sydney writer who yearns to be under a big sky. She’s working on a young adult novel.
The sequel to The Painted Sky, titled The Shifting Light, will be released in February 2017.
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 30th January 2017
Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.49