When Australian Julie Reagan discovers a book written about wild Malaysia in the 1970s, she decides to find out more about the author - her great aunt
Why did her grandmother refuse to speak about her sister who disappeared from the family, 60 years before? What caused such a severe rift?
Julie is invited to stay with her cousins who run the plantation founded by her great grandfather in Malaya a hundred years ago, and she decides to visit in the hope of finding clues to this family mystery.
What Julie finds sends her spiralling through generations of loves, deaths, tragedy and the challenges of the present until she discovers her grandmother’s shocking secret.
Di Morrissey is one of the most successful and prolific authors Australia has ever produced.
She trained as a journalist, working in newspapers, magazines, television, film, theatre and advertising around the world. It was her fascination with different countries; their landscape, their cultural, political and environmental issues that has been the catalyst for her novels which are all inspired by a particular landscape.
Di has been a tireless and passionate advocate and activist for many causes.
Di lives with her partner, Boris Janjic, in the Manning Valley, NSW.