A wonderful novel of mystery and redemption . . .
A beautiful, haunting, engrossing, terrifying and enchanting novel, comparable to 'Picnic At Hanging Rock', 'To Kill A Mockingbird', 'Stand By Me', but it is a completely unique and original novel.
The setting is Australia, 1969. Two half-brothers get lost in the wild wooded countryside around the small town of Angel Rock. Only the eldest, 13-year-old Tom, finds his way home. At about the same time, a 16-year-old girl goes missing from the town and is found in Sydney. She has killed herself.
The policeman who gets the case in the city follows the trail back to Angel Rock. In searching for a meaning to this tragic death, he is searching for nothing less than a meaning to his own troubled life.
The tales of the policeman, Gibson, and the boy, Tom, converge in the mystical back country of Angel Rock, in a story that is part coming-of-age, part detective thriller, of redemption both individual and communal, and altogether one story that you will never forget.