Wishes for Starlight
The new book from Linda Bettenay.
Starlight is a mixed blood, deaf mute Aboriginal who lived over the period 1889 - 1930s. The plight of the Aboriginal is shown through the prism of the discrimination and racism of the time; the imposition of the 1905 Aborigines Act, the establishment of Aboriginal reserves and the gradual removal of rights from Aboriginal people.
Secrets Mothers Keep
A brutal murder occurs on an isolated farm in the 1920s Western Australia and the victim's wife and children are violently abused, scandalising the whole country. Three lives are entwined, the killer has no motivation but admits his guilt, and the abused wife has to rebuild her shattered life.
Secrets are the Keys to the Soul