LIKE I CAN LOVE (Aust, NZ) / THE GOOD MOTHER (UK)
'Gripping and poignant'
KYLIE LADD, author of Mothers and Daughters and Into My Arms
On a hot January afternoon, Fairlie Winter receives a phone call. Her best friend has just taken her own life.
Jenna Rudolph, 26 years old, leaves behind a devoted husband, an adorable young son and a stunning estate. But Fairlie knows she should have seen this coming.
Yet Fairlie doesn’t know what Jenna’s husband Ark is hiding, nor does she know what Jenna’s mother Evelyn did to drive mother and daughter apart all those years ago.
Until Fairlie opens her mail and finds a letter. In Jenna’s handwriting. Along with a key.
Driven to search for answers, Fairlie uncovers a horrifying past, a desperate mother, and a devastating secret kept by those she loves the most.
Heartbreaking and terrifying, Like I Can Love explores all kinds of love – from the most fragile to the most dangerous – and the unthinkable things we do in its name.
'This thrilling novel explores the intricacies of love, and its power to both hurt and heal.' Woman's Day
'A powerful story ... you'll want to read on. * * * *' Good Reading
'Chilling ... Top marks for an absorbing story' SA Weekend
'Unsettling … haunting domestic noir' WHO
PEACE, LOVE AND KHAKI SOCKS
'A beautifully drawn portrait of a woman seeking empowerment.’
One sultry October morning in Darwin, hemp-wearing army wife Amy Silva grips a trembling fist around two pink lines on a plastic stick. Struggling to come to terms with her rampant fertility, disillusioned with a haughty obstetrician, and infuriated by an inordinate amount of peeing, Amy finds solace in a decision to homebirth. After all, it worked for the cavewomen, right? But as a tropical cyclone threatens to whip down the main street, Amy finds herself facing more than biology.
In Peace, Love and Khaki Socks, Kim Lock explores what it is to be a woman, an expectant mother, a lover and a friend in a patriarchy. Sometimes horrifying, sometimes hilarious and always honest, Kim Lock delivers an unforgettable insight into one woman’s struggle to turn the ordinary into something extraordinary.