Heather Rose was born on the remote island of Tasmania in 1964. Following a childhood spent mostly barefoot, or with a book in her hand, Heather travelled widely including several years in America's mid-west. Heather's first novel White Heart was published by Transworld in 1999. Her second novel, The Butterfly Man, is based upon the disappearance of Lord Lucan. Heather returned to Tasmania in 1996. She lives and works on the purple slopes of Mt Wellington with her husband, three children and a hundred mile view.
How far would your government go?
A right-wing US president has withdrawn America from the Middle East and the UN. Daesh has a thoroughfare to the sea and China is Australia's newest ally. When a bomb goes off in remote Tasmania, Astrid Coleman agrees to return home to help her brother before an upcoming election. But this is no simple task. Her brother and sister are on either side of politics, the community is full of conspiracy theories, and her father is quoting Shakespeare. Only on Bruny does the world seem sane.
Until Astrid discovers how far the government is willing to go.