East of Alice

East of Alice

by Annie Seaton


Imprint: Mira

Release date: 2022-11-01

Pages: 384 Pages

ISBN: 9781489277794


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A gem-fossicking discovery echoes through time and leads to a dangerous journey through the red dust outback. A gripping mystery from Australian author Annie Seaton.

Gemma Hayden has returned to her hometown of Alice Springs for a new job as a primary school teacher. It's been six years since her family broke apart following the disappearance of her twin brother. And the scars still run deep.

Hard on the heels of her homecoming, Saul Pearce, the man she once loved, is reposted from Parks and Wildlife in Darwin back to Alice. When an old car wreck is uncovered, washed down the river to Ruby Gap, Saul investigates only to find that the wreck belonged to Ethan, Gemma's twin - and there's a coded note for her in the glovebox.

Joining forces, they trek through the rugged outback, piecing together clues that not only bring them to the attention of a criminal organisation, but lead them to uncover an even older puzzle ... One now lost to the history books.

With targets on their backs, will they unearth the truth in time?

'A taut, page-turning mystery, set in the magnificent Eastern MacDonnell Ranges of Central Australia, linking the past and the present into an adrenaline-fuelled rush for the truth. Couldn't put it down!' - Tanya Heaslip, author of Alice to Prague on East of Alice


'Emotional, mysterious, and gripping from page one, Seaton transports you to two different timelines in one of the greatest Australian settings ... The Great Barrier Reef.' - Better Reading

'With an insightful glimpse into the environmental issues at the heart of one of our nation's most treasured locations, combined with some fascinating history, compelling family relations and an equivocal adventure mystery, Osprey Reef has it all.' - Mrs B's Book Reviews

About the author

Annie Seaton

Annie Seaton

ANNIE SEATON lives near the beach on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. Her career and studies have spanned the education sector for most of her working life, including a Master's degree in education and working as an academic research librarian, a high school principal and a university tutor until she took early retirement and fulfilled a lifelong dream of a full-time writing career. Annie's books have been very well received and she has won several awards, including Book of the Year, Ausrom Readers' Choice Awards 2018, for Whitsunday Dawn, which was also a finalist for ARRA romantic suspense....
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