Paddy Richardson has written two collections of short stories, Choices and If We Were Lebanese, many of which have been broadcast on Radio New Zealand. Her work has been highly commended in the Katherine Mansfield and Sunday Star-Times Awards and her previous novel, The Company of a Daughter, was written during her year as the Burns Fellow in 1997. Paddy lives in Dunedin where she writes and teaches part-time courses in creative writing.
Life has taken a sudden turn for the worse for TV journalist Rebecca Thorne. Her romantic holiday ended with a proposal...then a break up. Now her ex, Rolly, seems to be stalking her. Her boss has taken her off the investigation of a shady property developer, just when things were heating up, and he's charged her with producing a doco on the 1981 Springbok tour. How is she supposed to find a fresh angle on a story that has been hashed to death? Then there are the creepy bumps in night, the mysterious photos that keep arriving on her phone and the shadowy presence of Rolly. But as she learns more about the 81 tour Rebecca becomes fascinated by two anonymous protesters called Lambs and the disappearance of one of them. The sinister events in Rebecca's life increase as she gets closer and closer to finding out what happened to the Black Lamb.