Playing God is a dangerous game
When forest protests engulf a tiny Tasmanian timber town, one family's century of secrets threatens to destroy a marriage - and bring down a government.
Matt Abbott, head ranger at beautiful Binburra National Park, is a man with something to hide. He confides his secret to nobody, not even his wife Penny. The deception gnaws away at their marriage.
Matt's father, timber and mining magnate Fraser Abbott, stands for everything Matt hates. Son disappoints father, father disappoints son – this is their well-worn template. But Fraser seems suddenly determined to repair the rift between them at any cost, and Matt will discover that secrets run in the family. When Sarah, a visiting Californian geneticist, tries to steal Matt's heart, the scene is set for a deadly betrayal.
The Memory Tree is a haunting story of family relationships, the unbreakable ties we all have to the past and the redemptive power of love.
- Praise for Jennifer Scoullar –
'Jennifer Scoullar's passion for the land shines through … Highly recommended.' Sunshine Coast Daily
'An excellent read.' Newcastle Herald
'Scoullar, it turns out, is a writer of documentary calibre ... lovely, lyrical prose.' Australian Literary Review
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I love this author & her style of writing. This is the 3rd book in The Tasmanian series, however is well able to be read alone. This is also not a book which took me pages to get a grip with, it started from page 1 & the pages kept turning. The research Jennifer has put into this story is brilliant reading, her love of animals & wildlife in Tasmania heartwarming & then throw into the mix the human element & a well rounded story is told. 5/5 ⭐️