REVIEW: Fleur McDonald’s ‘Sapphire Falls’
While mystery surrounds the accidental shooting of a her husband, Fiona Forrest struggles to preserve the family farm in a suspenseful, pacy and action packed novel from the author of Crimson Dawn and Indigo Storm.
Fiona Forrest is devastated when her husband Charlie commits suicide after the accidental shooting of his mate Eddie. Though Fiona decides to keep farming their successful property, rumours that she intends to sell keep circulating.
When Detective Dave Burrows arrives to sign off on the investigation into Eddie’s death, his suspicions are aroused by some strange anomalies at the scene. As Dave becomes increasingly convinced that something sinister is going on, Fiona finds herself dealing with a series of disasters on the farm . . .
By the bestselling author of Crimson Dawn, this suspenseful novel about a woman fighting to preserve her husband’s dream, and a detective determined to uncover the truth will keep you guessing till the very last page.
What AusRom Today thought:
Sapphire Falls in one word? Tension.
The tension McDonald conveys in her writing takes on a role as important as the storyline and characters themselves. It is this that keeps the reader turning the pages and McDonald is vigilant in leaving no stone unturned or question unanswered throughout.
Fleur McDonald weaves a mysterious story of suspense and intrigue with Sapphire Falls, with an admirable lead female character in Fiona, who despite everything thrown her way remains steadfastly true to herself and her country roots. Fiona is certainly a character of substance and though we see her resilience, McDonald also offers us a depth of vulnerability in Fiona that is heartening.
Fleur dropped into AusRom Today recently to chat about Sapphire Falls, read our interview with Fleur here.
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