The Light on the Water

The Light on the Water

Book - 2016
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Recently divorced and trying to make sense of her new life, Anne takes her daughter Aida on an overnight bushwalk in the moody wilderness of Wilsons Promontory. In a split second, Aida disappears and a frantic Anne scrambles for help. Some of the emergency trackers who search for Aida already doubt Anne's story...Nearly two years later and still tormented by remorse and grief, Anne is charged with her daughter's murder. Witnesses have come forward, offering evidence which points to her guilt. She is stalked by the media and shunned by friends, former colleagues and neighbours...On bail and awaiting trial, Anne works to reconstruct her last hours with Aida. She remembers the sun high in the sky, the bush noisy with insects, and her own anxiety, as oppressive as the heat haze...
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Allen & Unwin,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781925266542
Characteristics: 350 pages ; 24 cm.


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Apr 20, 2016

I loved this story was set in Melbourne with lots of familiar names and places. The story is about the inexplicable disappearance of a young autistic girl. Anne, the mother is charged with murder. I thought the story fell flat in the middle sections of the book, however the closing chapters I found to be quite gripping.

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