The Lost Summers of Driftwood

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An Intriguing Story About First Love, Family, Grief and Memory: Take a Peek at The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland

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17 December 2019

An Intriguing Story About First Love, Family, Grief and Memory: Take a Peek at The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland

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      The Lost Summers of Driftwood
      Author
      Vanessa McCausland
      Publisher
      HarperCollins
      Genre
      Fiction
      Released
      16 December, 2019

      Synopsis

      An absorbing drama about broken dreams, first love and the mystery of a lost sister, for all fans of Hannah Richell and Kate Morton.'A cracking read' Maggie AldersonIs it more dangerous to forget ... or to remember?Phoebe's life has fallen apart and there's only one place left to go. Alone and adrift after a failed marriage proposal, she flees Sydney to her family's abandoned holiday cottage.On the slow-moving river Phoebe is confronted with the legacy of her older sister's suicide, a year before. Why did Karin leave a note written in flowers and walk into the water?Phoebe's childhood love, Jez, has moved back to the beautiful old house, Driftwood, one jetty down. He's married now and the home has become a refuge for an unlikely little community.As the river begins to give up its secrets, Phoebe finds herself caught up in old feelings and new mysteries.The Lost Summers of Driftwood is a story of lost loves, rekindled passions, tragedy and betrayal set against the backdrop of an idyllic south coast town.
      Vanessa McCausland
      About the author

      Vanessa McCausland

      Vanessa McCausland studied English and Australian literature at The University of Sydney. She has worked as a journalist for 17 years including as a news and medical reporter for The Daily Telegraph and entertainment reporter for mX Newspaper. Her work has appeared in news.com.au, mamamia, body+soul, whimn.com.au and she's currently a weekend editor at kidspot.com.au. Vanessa has previously published a novel with Penguin Random House. She lives on Sydney's northern beaches with her husband and daughter.

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