For fans of Liane Moriarty comes a story of a community in crisis from best-selling Australian author Fiona Lowe.
When a deadly wildfire tears through Myrtle, nestled along Australia’s breathtaking Great Ocean Road, the town’s buildings — and the lives of its residents — are left as smoldering ash. Eighteen months later, Myrtle stands restored, shiny and new. But is the outside polish just a veneer?
For four women in particular, the fire fractured their lives and their relationships. Julie thinks tourism could bring some financial stability to their town and soon prods Claire, Bec and Sophie into joining her community group.
But the scars of trauma run deep and as secrets emerge and each woman faces the damage the wildfire wrought, a shocking truth will emerge that will shake the town to its newly rebuilt foundations…
With her sharp eye for human flaws, bestselling author Fiona Lowe writes an evocative tale of everyday people fighting for themselves, their families and their town.
See for yourself; read Home Fires today.
My first Fiona Lowe book and won’t be my last.
A great story of friendships and family in a small town, and how the different characters dealt with devastating losses. I loved getting to know their stories before, during and after the the fires that destroyed so many hopes and dreams. There were characters I loved, some I tolerated, and one I hoped would fall into a vat of boiling oil! It was also a lesson in how people coming together can create stronger friendships and make new beginnings from nothing. Best of all, there were happy endings and justice prevailed in the end. I appreciated the author touching on topics like PTSD and rape, while reinforcing there is support for people dealing with these traumas. Overall a fascinating story I couldn’t put down!
This was a great read. Interesting flow but still easy to follow and just the right suspense to keep you on your feet. It covers the topics of rape, drugs and verbal abuse without the gritty details of some novels.