The Secrets at Ocean's Edge
Every family has secrets that bind them together. A heart-rending story of a guesthouse keeper and his wife who attempt to start over, from devastatingly talented debut author Kali Napier.
Into the Hasses' new life wanders Lily's shell-shocked brother, Tommy, after three harrowing years on the road following his incarceration. Tommy is seeking answers that will cut to the heart of who Ernie, Lily and Girlie really are.
Inspired by the author's own family history, The Secrets at Ocean's Edge is a haunting, memorable and moving tale of one family's search for belonging. Kali Napier breathes a fever-pitch intensity into the story of these emotionally fragile characters as their secrets are revealed with tragic consequences. If you loved The Light Between Oceans and The Woolgrower's Companion you will love this story.
'One of the best books I've read this year. I absolutely loved it. Totally gripping, beautifully written, the characterisation is superb. An absolutely stunning book. I am still thinking about it.' Melissa Ashley, author of THE BIRDMAN'S WIFE
'Glorious, compulsive, powerful Aussie debut about the lengths people will go to keep their families together' The Advertiser
'It's rare to have an author so eloquently and veraciously transport me to another time and place. Historically significant, eloquently told, this novel is a tour de force that will find its place among Australia's best' Jenn J McLeod, author
'paints a vivid picture of post-WWI Australia... The secrets multiply as the story progresses... an absorbing historical piece that also delves deeply into the emotional lives of its flawed and fascinating characters.' Gail Cleare, USA TODAY bestselling author of THE TASTE OF AIR
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AngelaJMaher - LibraryThing
An intriguing story of family and secrets. Sometimes a historical setting can make it difficult to identify with the characters, but that's not the case with this book. The fears, anxieties, desires ... Read full review