Something has drawn Emily Tempest back to Central Australia—to Moonlight Downs, the community she left half a lifetime ago. Not much has changed; the barefoot kids are bush mechanics now, but Emily still doesn’t know if she belongs in the Aboriginal world or the white.
And trouble still seems to follow her. Within hours of her arrival an old friend lies brutally murdered and mutilated, an old enemy the only suspect. Until Emily starts asking questions.
Commended, Christina Stead Award, ASAL 2006 National Literary Awards Winner, Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Fiction 2007
First published in 2006, this edition 2010