Preview Reviews: Riptides by Kirsten Alexander

Preview Reviews: Riptides by Kirsten Alexander

One bad decision can tear your world apart . . . Abby and her brother Charlie are driving on a dark country road when they swerve into the path of another car, killing the pregnant driver. Abby and Charlie make a fateful decision to flee. But they have no idea who they’ve just killed…

Riptides by Kirsten Alexander is a truly stunning achievement. Read all our Preview reviews here:

Riptides is a family drama that centres on the impact of a car crash on the family involved (brother and sister, Charlie and Abigail) and the impacts/ramifications of the event on their lives. The novel is based in Queensland in the 70s. The number of books I have read recently that have been based in Australia/written by Australian authors has increased and was kick started with my love of The Dry by Jane Harper. This book definitely holds its own against some of the most recent crime/thriller Australian books that I have read. I enjoyed the pace of the book and the split of story telling between Charlie and Abigail, with both characters having different perspectives on the situation as it unfolded. I struggled with the car crash initially and how two people could leave the scene as they did but once that was accepted I was glued from start to finish. The characters were well developed, multi layered and honest. I liked how their feelings in situations were described even if it was uncomfortable. **redacted due to potential spoilers** Thankyou to Better Reading for this preview copy #BRPreview. – Emma, VIC, 4 stars

Riptides transports you back to 70s Australia in a captivating and evocative tale that explores the ripple effects of decisions made in a time of panic. I enjoyed this read, which delves into family dynamics and the lengths people go to in order to save themselves and those they love – Mena, NSW, 4 stars

It took me a while to get into this book, but then I found myself pulled into the story and swept along with Abby and Charlie, waiting to see where we landed… I couldn’t really relate to the decision they made, but their actions afterwards were understandable. Abby feels a responsibility to her younger brother, Charlie needs to take things more seriously. Despite their bad judgment leading to a womans death, and the complications ensuing from who she was, they both do grow as people and the changes in them both were long overdue. The political and other references of the time (1974) were very interesting, though a lot of people wouldn’t really be aware of events before they were born. There certainly is a lot packed into this book! – Ayesha, NSW, 3 stars

Alexander explores how a moment in time, a decision taken, can alter the lives of many having a rolling effect. Abby and Charlie’s decision to leave a woman dead on the side of the road, after an accident they caused, has far reaching effects as the two siblings come to terms with and try to justify what they have done. Told by dual narrators we get both Abigail’s and Charlie’s point of view. Set in the mid 1970’s Alexander uses real events, that tie in seamlessly, to place the story solidly in its time frame. The story gripped me from the very first page. Likeable or not the engaging cast of characters were easy to connect with and give for some compelling reading. – Veronica, NSW, 5 stars

Riptides is a very thought provoking book, right from the start. Kirsten Alexander has crafted this book so well, looking at different sides of the situation through the eyes of brother and sister Charlie and Abigail, as their hasty actions following their involvement in a fatal car accident follow them and change their lives. Right from chapter one we are left thinking “what would I do in the same situation – I frequently found myself pondering how a decision in a fleeting moment in time can affect so much in the events that follow. Not normally a fan of books that jump in narrative from one character to another, I found that in Riptides it was the perfect format. Definitely not the style of book I would normally choose to read, so thank you Better Reading Preview for the opportunity to broaden my reading horizons to read a book that I just couldn’t put down. – Jane, NSW, 5 stars

Riptides was my first novel by author, Kirsten Alexander and what an introduction to her writing it was. It is a fast paced, gripping and heartfelt read set against the backdrop of Queensland in the mid-‘70s. Told through the eyes of Charlie and Abby, I found the dual narrative of the siblings – who are in their mid-twenties when the story opens – strengthened my connection to each of the characters, and added to the complexity of the story and momentum in driving the plot forward. With the effects of their actions playing out in front of them, Charlie and Abby’s personal lives (and those around them) **redacted due to potential spoilers** slowly begin to erode. The reader is effortlessly transported back to the 1970s with references of pop culture, police corruption and headline news dotted amongst the pages. Kirsten Alexander’s ability to capture the feeling of Brisbane’s summer with cyclones, floods, tropical humidity, flora and fauna added another important ‘character’ to the authenticity of Riptides. Be sure to check out Charlie and Abby’s Playlists on Spotify & have a boogie along with the songs they listen to and love. Thank you to Better Reading and Penguin Books Australia for this advanced copy.. – Kate, VIC, 4 stars

Riptides by Kirsten Alexander was amazing. It starts of fast paced & as the reader knowing what’s happening makes you feel apart of what’s happening. The waiting for the truth to come out build the suspense with Abby & Charlie keeping the secret. Even though you know what they did early in the book I won’t spoil it here. The story moves along at a steady pace then has a very opened ending I feel that leaves it open for a sequel. **redacted due to potential spoilers** The cast of characters as brought to life with Charlie’s friends from Bali & Abby family life. The opening with the flood let’s you know that you will be swept away with this book & the added part of cyclone Tracey was a reminder of a dark time for Darwin & Australia. I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes the “will they get caught/found out” & going from hating the people for what they did to maybe feeling for them & understanding why they did it. 5 stars all the way. Thanks so much Better Reading for the preview copy. – Terry, NSW, 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book. This is an Australian novel set in the 1970s in Queensland. I am loving Australian authors and books set in Australia and this one is a beauty! Brother and sister, Charlie and Abby are driving to their father’s farm when they are involved in a car accident which kills the other driver, a pregnant woman. Abby pulls her from the wreckage and although she wants to help, is eventually coerced into leaving her on the side of the road by her brother. **redacted due to potential spoilers** They keep their involvement in the accident a secret, but as the novel continues, we see how the secret changes them and consumes them. From this point, it’s really intriguing to watch all the family relationships and friendships play out. The author does a wonderful job setting the book in the 70s and as the reader you really feel you have been transported back in time. I highly recommend this book. It will reel you in quickly and will keep you reading until the last page. Thank you Better Reading and Penguin Random House for my review copy. – Kim, VIC, 5 stars

Riptides is the newest novel by Kirsten Alexander. The plot is an absolute page-turner. It’s a gripping story of a horrifying and dark situation that siblings Abby and Charlie find themselves in when a heavily pregnant woman is killed after a terrible accident. After a moment of panic sets in they make an appalling decision. The siblings hide the crime and as their lies grow bigger, the consequences set in. It’s soon revealed that **redacted due to potential spoilers** which will shock them all and change their lives forever. Mix this up with police corruption, a failed kidnapping, a hippie commune and an interesting cast of characters and you have a great story. Riptides is set in Queensland, Australia in the 70’s, and it was lovely to see a bit of nostalgia throughout the storyline. There are multi-layered relationships in the story and it goes to show what lengths a person will go to to save their selves and those they love. I really enjoyed this novel, it was emotional and constantly moving, great flow and a recommended read! – Gloria, SA, 4 stars

From the first few pages of Kirsten Alexander’s ‘Riptides’ you are swept into the current of a compelling and tragic story. Adult siblings Abby and Charlie run away from a motor vehicle accident in which a woman dies. Keeping this secret creates ripples in their relationships and threatens the people they love. The characters are complex and relatable without being trite. The writing is witty and highly addictive. In the background of the story is the threatening Australian landscape of Queensland in 1974. As flood waters rise, new pieces of the story are uncovered. This is a beautifully written and brilliant story about family, community, secrets and the moment in time that can change your life, and the lives of those you care about forever. There is a wonderful mix of story, suspense, relationship and deep themes in this book. Perfect for readers of Liane Moriarty, Sally Hepworth or Chris Hammer. – Amy, NSW, 5 stars

What a great read and aptly named “Riptides”. How one mistake two siblings make can impact the lives of so many. Heartbreaking and sometimes heartwarming and full of intrigue that keeps you turning the pages for more. – Kiri, NT, 4 stars

Riptides is a tale of families and the strings that keep us bound to one another regardless of the decisions we make. It is a story of consequences and how a lapse in judgement made in haste can alter the lives of not only those immediately involved but those around them. Alexander has created characters that the reader can relate to as if they were your own next door neighbours or even family. As we bear witness to the characters mistakes we can see their flaws but also can empathise with why they have acted the way they have, and this I believe is what makes the book so captivating, you feel at home. Although based in the 1970’s, this story could be set anywhere in Australia today. – Mel, NSW, 4 stars

Riptides tells the story of a brother and sister involved in an accident which causes the death of **redacted due to potential spoilers** Abigail and Charlie each have a different way of dealing with the aftermath. I enjoyed the 70’s vibe although sometimes it felt like the author was trying too hard to depict the era, however growing up in the 70’s myself I could relate to the descriptions of the culture at the time. – Abi, NSW, 4 stars

Riptides is the story of Charlie and her sister Abigail. On a trip to visit their father in regional Queensland, they accidentally force a car off the road, killing the pregnant driver. They attempt to extract the woman with the plan to take her to hospital but find that it is not possible in the rainy, muddy conditions. Making a fateful decision, they decide to leave her, figuring they are unable to save the woman and it would only implicate themselves.  From this impactful opening, the story then takes some time to build as we learn about the various characters and motivations of each. The second half of the book really took off for me, as the web of lies that had been woven by Charlie and Abby get more and more complex. Riptides is largely set in Queensland during the 1970s and paints a really rich and detailed backdrop to the story. It took me back to my childhood and I enjoyed the retelling of such events as Cyclone Tracy through the eyes of the protagonists. Overall I really enjoyed this book and I am happy to add another Australian author to my must read list. – Julie, VIC, 4 stars

This was an amazing book full of suspense and thrills! I was flipping through the pages excitedly to get the end. Interesting characters who make you see the events from different points of view sympathetically. Couldn’t put it down!! – Gaye, NSW, 4 stars

Riptides is the second novel by Kirsten Alexander and is a powerful story set in Queensland between December 1974 and March 1975. The story is well paced and the reader is carried into and along the rip that develops when two siblings decide to run from the scene of car accident that they have caused. **redacted due to potential spoilers** Riptides examines grief, relationships, family dynamics and conflicts and the way that things can easily get out of control when you try to protect your life by telling lies. I found it to be an enjoyable but disturbing read due to issues such as police corruption, drug use and organised crime and there were a few too many coincidences among the relationships of the characters. The real time events such as the Brisbane floods and cyclone Tracy helped to create the sense of place, as did the descriptions of Bali and suburban Brisbane. – Janelle, NSW, 4 stars

Kirsten Alexanders Riptides tells the story of siblings Abigail and Charlie and the ripple effect one bad decision – to leave the scene of a fatal car accident- has upon their lives. The author accurately depicts the family dynamics and attitudes towards womens roles common of the time against the backdrop of 1970’s Queensland. Her mentions of police corrruption and pop culture accurately cement the story in that era. The book is well written and the author does an excellent job of describing 1970’s Australia and transporting you to the Queensland environment of the time. – Rebecca, NSW, 4 stars

this book was a gripping thriller from start to finish. the different perspectives from each of the characters kept me flipping pages, and the pacing was just right.great story. – Kristy, NSW, 4 stars

‘Riptides’ is a rollercoaster story which shows the impact that one split second can have on a life as well as how this can affect a wide group of others. It is a great read and I would recommend it to all. – Daneka, QLD, 4 stars

A really interesting concept but I couldn’t feel the characters which made their actions less emotive than needed to fully enjoy the book. Thank you Better Reading and Penguin Random House for my advanced reading copy. – Pamela, QLD, 3 stars

Isn’t it amazing how one little mistake can cause such a riptide in people’s lives. Was well written and a great story loved reading it. The characters were so strong I loved getting into their lives to see how the ripples affected them all. I will read it again and would recommend to other people. – Beth, TAS, 5 stars

Riptides is a book about mistakes, family and secrets. The story is written over a timeline of about 4 months and tells they story of Abigail and Charlie (brother and sister) who keep a dark and sad secret that affects the whole family. The story keeps you reading as you want to find out the next secret, what happens when secrets are revealed and how families deal with tragedy and sorrow. There is guilt on behalf of one person but there is always an underlying need to keep the truth hidden so life can go on for those involved. Lies, secrets, family, guilt, corruption, sadness. It is all there along with a bit of suspense and Kristen Alexander writes a story that makes you want to keep reading. – Donna, TAS, 4 stars

What a great read, RIPTIDES – Kirsten Alexander.   Brilliant,  Complex, tense and real.  I loved this book. It was hard not to love the main characters even though they had done a terrible thing and then made the worse decision they could have. A split second wrong move that could happen to anyone, what would anyone do in their situation.  Abby is someone that we all know, taking on everything for everyone and leaving no time for herself, I did not want her to suffer anymore than she did.  I found my self at times forgetting to breathe with the intensity of what was taking place.  Descriptive story telling that placed me there in the moment.  A page turner that will not disappoint.  Already have Half Moon Lake on my TBR list. – Debbie, VIC, 5 stars

When you get caught in a rip you are either taken along for the ride or you swim parallel to the shore until you can zig zag to safety. Abby and her brother Charlie are caught in a rip of their own making. Fleeing the scene of a fatal car accident, they cannot flee the consequences, the origins of which began long before that fateful day. Riptides is an all encompassing read. I could feel the humidity and stench of corruption, steaming off the page. 1974 Queensland was a time of great upheaval, mirrored absorbingly by this story of family, decisions and consequences. – Daniella, QLD, 5 stars

“Riptides”is a gripping, fast paced novel that explores moral dilemmas, power and relationships. The story is set in 1970s Australia which adds interest to both the characters and settings. I had frequent trips down memory lane while enjoying this read! Cyclone Tracy was woven into the story which will resonate with Australian readers. A great read! – Kelly, QLD, 5 stars

A heart wrenching book about love, lies, betrayal and loyalty. It makes you think what would you do in Charlie and Abby horrific circumstances. This book had me on edge as I wondered if Charlie and Abby would be found out for what they did, or didn’t do. Did I want them to be caught? It made you feel for the characters as they navigated life and their relationships with their siblings, parents, children, spouses and friends. The intertwining of their lives was very well done by Alexander and I loved the look into 1970s Brisbane as the world events happened around them. What would have been different if the book was set in the present day with mobiles phones, internet etc. – Emily, VIC, 4 stars

Twenty something brother and sister, Charlie and Abby are the cause of tragic accident fatal to a heavily pregnant young woman. One forces a moral decision based on self-preservation, to which the other reluctantly acquiesces. The consequences are completely unforeseen, the guilt multiplies, and the ensuing complications quite unexpected. Alexander’s story grips from the first page and doesn’t let go. Shocking and thought-provoking, this is an incredibly powerful read. – Marianne, NSW, 5 stars

This book was more miss than hit for me. I felt that a lot of the story was thrown in just to extend the story rather then having any impact on the actual story. The characters frustrated and annoyed me, but the one I disliked the most was Sal. I hated the way she treated Charlie. The story had such little impact on me that it is even difficult for me to review it. – Kirstie, WA, 2 stars

It’s 1974 in Australia-a year that begins with a flood and ends with a cyclone-when Abby, a suburban house-wife with high aspirations, and her perpetually child-like brother, Charlie, make a decision that will alter the course of their lives forever. This well-written book explores the relationship of these siblings and how their upbringing has impacted their future decisions. Abby’s relationship with her husband and their children is also explored. It highlights the fact that a decision made in isolation can have far-reaching consequences.The Book is fast-paced but also allows time for excellent character development. I particularly enjoyed the vivid, realistic descriptions of Australia in the 1970’s. It was an enjoyable read which I’d recommend to lovers of mysteries with an Australian twist. – Kirsty, WA, 4 stars

Alexander provided just enough detail to set the scene of Queensland in the ’70s without it being the focus. Her subtle way of connecting the characters was clever. An enjoyable read. – Cassandra, NSW, 4 stars

A tragic accident is the catalyst for a big secret that only grows bigger and becomes more complicated for siblings Charlie & Abby as they become older – becoming more complicated in the process. They’ve sworn not to ‘tell’ but wanting to redeem herself Aby holds evidence of what happened. Redeeming oneself of the offering of redemption – is it enough? – Catherine, NSW, 5 stars

Riptides is such a multi layered story and I loved every minute of it. Kirsten Alexander is a new Australian writer for me and this is her second book. I feel that she has a hit on her hands with this one. There is so much going on in this fantastic book and I can’t recommend it enough. There were moments that made me laugh, and moments that made me cry. It has it all and once you start it you won’t want to put it down. It is 1974 in Queensland, Australia. Charlie and her sister Abby are heading home to their fathers farm. It is raining heavily and dark and it is a small, narrow dirt road. Then both of their lives change forever. They force a car off the road, killing the pregnant driver instantly. Scared they drag the woman from the car but leave her on the side of the road in the rain, dead. **redacted due to potential spoilers** The siblings decide to keep what happened to themselves, a decision that tears them up – and apart. The more they lie and avoid the police the more they change as people. Their friendships and relationships suffer. It is a story of family and what it means to different people. It is the 70’s and there is corruption and abuse of power. It was a different time, an easier time in some ways. Alexander reels you in with her descriptions of 1970’s Australia, I felt as if I was there and watching it all unfold. The characters are so real and you feel for them and the situations they get themselves into. Thanks to Better Reading and Penguin Random House for my advanced copy of this book to read. All opinions are my own and are in no way biased. – Mandy, NSW, 5 stars

I had the opportunity to read an uncorrected advance proof of Riptides. I can’t say it was a pleasurable read because from the start I found this book very hard to like. The storyline was distressing and the characters were hard to empathise with and quite simply, just not nice. Author threw just about everything into her story from family fights, moral emptiness, Cyclone Tracey in Darwin, floods, communes, drugs, drunks, Bali, police corruption in Qld and Bjelke-Petersen who was the very unpopular premier at the time. I was glad to get to the end. Many things were left unanswered which for me was unsatisfactory – Andrew, ACT, 2 stars

‘Riptides’ is a great book with an easy reading style. The descriptions of locations, people and incidents were comprehensive and I was able to picture them in my head. I really enjoyed the friction between the different characters. It was realistic and believable. I had a feeling of dread whilst reading due to the aftermath of the car crash early in the book. “The truth will set you free” and “if only…” were running through my thoughts. I couldn’t put it down because I had to know what happened. The ‘riptide’ theme runs through the book until the satisfying ending. – Sandra, ACT, 4 stars

Great character development in what is a really intriguing story! Riptides is a story of family and secrets and how one event and one seriously bad decision can change the way you see and function in family and in life. Consequences of this bad decision have repercussions within the family and the tension that is built in Riptides is palpable. Highly recommend this title 4/5 – Karyn, ACT, 4 stars

This is a fast paced, refreshingly different story to what I normally read. There were interesting moral dilemmas combined with family dynamics which kept me guessing and interested to the end. – Jan, SA, 4 stars

Riptides by Kirsten Alexander was a little gem of a book. A well paced novel that keeps you turning the pages for more. Very well layered with surprises along the way. Riptides also portrayed some dynamics of Australian 1970s, such as culture, family life, attitude towards women and so on as I have imagined them to be. Would recommend this to my reading friends as a good read. – Regina, NSW, 4 stars

This book is told through the eyes of Abigail and Charlie who are siblings. The story Centres around a car accident and the lies they tell and truth they withhold. I found this book at times to go on tangents that were not necessary and made me feel distracted by them. I also felt that the plot twists were not believable and at times I laughed out loud thinking ‘no surely the author wouldn’t go that far out?!’ I think the setting and the overall plot has merit and the themes throughout are poignant but that is as far as I can say good about this book. Wanted to like it… but fell short. – Katarzyna, VIC, 2 stars

You will find yourself thinking about “Riptides” after you’ve read it. It’s compelling reading; an interesting mixture of the mundane and the terrifyingly unexpected. Despite their sometimes archaic attitudes, there’s a familiarity to the characters. If the novel was set in the current day; the characters wouldn’t have to change at all. “Riptides” is very interested in the question of responsibility. Obviously, there’s the question of responsibility for the accident and for two deaths. More subtly, the novel explores the responsibility people take (or don’t) for their own lives, and the question of how responsible we can and should be for other people. For me, this was the greatest strength of the novel. Although tension was generated by the accident and the events it put in motion, I was far more interested in the broader issues. This is in part because of the believable characters, but also because Alexander makes you think, rather than providing answers. “Riptides” is a thoughtful novel that will stay with most readers. The plot is interesting and well paced, but it’s the underlying questions that will stay in my mind. I enjoyed it, and appreciated the subtlety of much of the writing. – Lorraine, ACT, 4 stars

Summoned to visit by their father, Charlie is driving with his sister Abby when the accident occurs. He’s just flown in from his idyllic life in Bali, had a few beers, dozed off behind the wheel. They’re on the outback dirt road leading to their father’s remote farm near Chinchilla. They start to help the victim, but know the implications will imperil their futures. ** redacted due to potential spoilers** They’ll need to re-adjust for the currents to come, not get caught in the uncontrollable riptide. These sibling characters sound cold and callous, but they have their reasons for the deceit and secrets. And so too do some others. ‘Riptides’ is set in a turbulent period of recent Australian history, during major natural disasters and government maladministration. The author Kirsten Alexander descriptively conjures a Brisbane recovering from the devastation of the 1974 flood. She insinuates a Queensland ruled by the tyrranical Premier Bjelke-Petersen, a police state controlled by crooked cops. Police corruption in Queensland is rife, marijuana is growing rampant and the media is shaking things up with shocking exposes. Constable Roberts is pursuing very different lines of enquiry to Sergeant Doyle. Doyle seems less interested in the holes in their story, the gaps in their timeline and slips of the tongue **redacted due to potential spoilers** Is there a way to make amends? Can we forgive the people we love their bad choices and mistakes? As the tension built I found myself swept away. – Anita, QLD, 5 stars

Riptides by Kirsten Alexander is a beauty. I completely enjoyed it. Those readers who don’t remember a time before today’s technology may struggle to understand the event that occurred to set the whole plot in motion, but mobile phones were not around in the 1970’s! The story was interesting and thought provoking, as was the look back at life in Australia at that time. I recommend this for all readers and have added Kirsten Alexander’s previous novel to my reading list. – Alice, NSW, 5 stars

Not a bad story- just felt as though it never really took off. Wonderful moments, with beautifully written paragraphs. However, just didn’t flow throughout the whole book. – Heidi, NSW, 2 stars

1974 Abby and her brother Charlie are driving to their dads farm when an accident occurs ( no spoilers ) This is where the lies start and lives are affected including their own, The truth finally comes out and the lies told catch up with everyone ( no spoilers ) – Deborah, NSW, 5 stars

I really enjoyed Riptide by Kirsten Alexander. I was engrossed in the story from the first page and could not put the book down. Abby and Charlie, sister and brother are driving to visit their father and veer into the path of an oncoming car, causing it to collide with a tree. The driver is killed. Abby and Charlie decide not to report the accident. The story evolves around the repercussions of the accident and trying to keep the secret. I can recommend this book. Great read. – Fay, VIC, 5 stars

Loved the evocation of 1970s Brisbane, truly a state of mind like nowhere else in Australia, as seen through the eyes of siblings Abby and Charlie. Amid natural disasters and social change an unexpected tragedy leaves the pair trapped into a decision to hide their involvement only to discover there is no escaping facing what has happened. Can they conceal their part or while the riptides swirling through family, relationships and an unforseen criminal element bring them undone? Really enjoyed it, thought provoking I would definitely read more – Juanita, NSW, 5 stars

‘Riptides’ is a captivating tale that examines the multi-layered aspects of family, its strength and weaknesses, and how the decisions we make in a moment of panic and desperation can have long lasting repercussions. Alexander also explores what lengths we will go to save ourselves and those we love, and how those actions can break or strengthen the bonds between parent and child, and between siblings. There is also an underlying question on the abuse of power and adherence – or lack of – to the law and justice, and for me this was the book’s only weakness. Though I do know there are police who will bend the law to their own purposes and personal biases, I was not a hundred percent convinced of Doyle’s motivation, though Roberts’ was more convincing. In spite of this, I found the characters well-drawn and complex, the location richly evoked, and I’m impressed by Alexander’s ability to build tension. All in all, a book that has convinced me to read more of Alexander’s work. – Dominique, SA, 4 stars

 

 

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                    Publisher details

                    Riptides
                    Author
                    Kirsten Alexander
                    Publisher
                    Penguin
                    Genres
                    Australian Fiction, Crime Fiction
                    Released
                    04 February, 2020

                    Synopsis

                    Set in Queensland during a time of tremendous social upheaval, Riptides is a gripping family drama about dreams, choices and consequences, from the author of the acclaimed Half Moon Lake.One bad decision can tear your world apart . . .December 1974. Abby Campbell and her brother Charlie are driving to their father’s farm on a dark country road when they swerve into the path of another car, forcing it into a tree. The pregnant driver is killed instantly.In the heat of the moment, Abby and Charlie make a fateful decision. They flee, hoping heavy rain will erase the fact they were there. They both have too much to lose.But they have no idea who they’ve just killed or how many lives will be affected by her death. Soon the truth is like a riptide they can’t escape, as their terrible secret pulls them down deeper by the day.
                    Kirsten Alexander
                    About the author

                    Kirsten Alexander

                    Kirsten Alexander was born in San Francisco, raised in Brisbane, and now lives in Melbourne with her partner and two sons. Half Moon Lake is her first published novel.

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