Within the treacherous caves of Undara, a betrayal will test the bonds of friendship and family. A page-turning new eco-adventure for readers who love Di Morrissey.
When entomologist Emlyn Rees arrives at Hidden Valley she wants nothing more than to escape her marriage breakdown by burying herself in the research team's hunt for new species of insects in the depths of the dramatic Undara lava tubes. However, little does she suspect she will be the key to solving a mystery that's more than one hundred years old.
Travis Carlyle is initially resistant to letting some city folks tramp over his cattle station, but soon the researchers' findings and a growing friendship with Emlyn bring opportunities to turn around his struggling farm. With a broken marriage behind him and children to care for, Travis needs to plan for the future and this could be his family's best chance.
But when things start going wrong for the farm and around the dig site, Emlyn and Travis are at a loss to understand why. Are they cursed with bad luck, or is there a more sinister force at play? Are the tall tales of enigmatic stockman Bluey turning true? As the unseen saboteur grows bolder, Emlyn and Travis are caught in a race against time to save the station ... and their lives.
A truly enjoyable read
Wow, I have come to expect an excellent read from Annie Seaton but I think this one exceeded my expectations. I knew it would be good and it was written about lava tubes. I have visited Undara so it was very familiar territory. The story is multi layered with an historic line that runs parallel until the end when it collides with the present day line. It is not only a story about love and commitment but it is also very informative about the Lava tubes, the life within them and life on the land. If that’s not enough, there is family betrayal, sabotage, abduction, robbery and a financial swindle. I can’t recommend this book highly enough, it’s fabulous.