Honey Brown lives in country Victoria with her husband and two children. Her debut novel, Red Queen, was published in 2009 to critical acclaim and won a 2009 Aurealis Award. Her second, much-anticipated novel, The Good Daugher (2010), was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011 and shortlisted for the 2011 Barbara Jefferis Award.
Shannon and Rohan Scott have retreated to their family's cabin in the Australian bush to escape a virus-ravaged world. After months of isolation, Shannon imagines there's nothing he doesn't know about his older brother, or himself – until a stranger slips under their late-night watch and past their loaded guns.
Reluctantly the brothers take the young woman into their fold, and the dynamic within the cabin shifts. Possessiveness takes hold, loyalties are split, and trust is shattered. Before long, all three find themselves locked into a very different battle for survival.