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After the tragic death of her husband in a light-plane accident, Gemma Sinclair is left with the daunting task of managing the vast outback station he's bequeathed her. But she remains haunted by Adam's dying words, not to mention persistent whispers that Adam's death was not an accident ...
Red Dust opens with Gemma Sinclair grieving the death of her husband, Adam, in a horrific plane crash and learning she's inherited the 10,000 hectare station his family has worked for generations. Despite huge scepticism from surrounding landowners, Gemma decides not to sell Billbinya, disregarding Adam's dying words that he's in trouble and she must sell the station. As if the job of keeping the station going isn't enough, a wave of innuendo sweeps through the local community about Adam's involvement in cattle and sheep duffing. There are even whispers the plane crash was no accident. A visit from the police confirms the rumours, with Gemma discovering that not only was Adam involved, but has indirectly implicated her by using Billbinya as a holding station for the stolen stock.
Intent on clearing her name, Gemma determines to get to the bottom of what was going on. In the process, she's shocked to discover the masterminds behind the duffing are two former school friends, and that a trusted stock agent and good friend are somehow involved. When Gemma is finally cleared of any wrongdoing, she decides to put the past behind her and return to the family farm - a new love by her side.
About The Author
Fleur McDonald grew up in Orrorroo, South Australia but completed her secondary education in Adelaide. After school she spent a couple of years jillarooing in South Australia and Western Australia. Fleur lives with her husband and two children on a station near Esperance in Western Australia. Fleur is very involved in the daily management of their 8000 acres.
I thought this one was a bit too predictable, although not a bad story line.
I really enjoyed this book with its twists.
Lakes Entrance, Vic
Enjoyed the story
Enjoyed this book it just ended too soon. Glad Gemma found Ben :)
Lakes Entrance, Vic
great read on to the third book now
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A page-turner. Weekend Herald An impressive debut... It's lively, spirited and warm-hearted... A great read. Gloss Magazine
ISBN: 9781742370057 ISBN-10: 1742370055 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 360 Published: 1st March 2010 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
Fleur McDonald is one of Australia's leading rural literature authors, with her books becoming best sellers almost as quickly as they hit the shelves. She has solidified her position as one of the country's favourite storytellers.
Fleur draws inspiration from having lived and worked for much of her life on a farm – including early life on her parent's property in regional SA, and more recently on her 8000 acre property in regional WA.
Fleur's much-loved Detective Dave Burrows has his first feature novel with Fool's Gold being released in April of 2018; and her twelfth novel, Where The River Runs, will be available in November 2018.
Noisy Nights, the first of two children's books was published by New Frontier Publishers in August 2016 and the second, What does a horse Say? has recently been released in August 2018.
She lives in Esperance, WA with her two children, Rochelle and Hayden, a Jack Russell terrier, Rocket.