What a terrific book. My third by Ms James and first outside of her hometown of Newcastle. Based in the outback, a fictional town based on Wellington, between Orange and Dubbo. As I've spent a fair bit of time in that area, I got the feel of place.
It started very slow, with Jo, now in her thirties, returning to her home town to live with her Dad after being a jornalist with a big paper in Sydney, her job and relationship went South. Working for the local paper that her mother did over 20 years ago before she and her little sister went missing.
This was a well written thriller, which did not become a thriller until over half way through, and handled by Ms James very well. Good story, good characters, well worth the time. Recommended if you like Aussie Outback thrillers.