The Bay of Shadows

Magpie Tree Press
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How far would you go for love?


In a rambling house in a small Australian beach town, Elena Jameson is recovering from her recent divorce. To her delight, she is given the opportunity to foster a little boy, Daniel, whose mother is dead and whose violent father is in rehab. As Elena and Daniel explore the beautiful bay and wild bushland, they form a profound bond that will change their lives forever.


Then Daniel’s father discovers his whereabouts and begins a campaign of terror – not to get his son back, but to prevent Elena giving Daniel a new life.


As the violence escalates, Elena finds that she’s willing to do whatever it takes to protect Daniel from the brutality of his past and an uncertain future. Sometimes the only way to get what you want is to pay the price in blood.


A gothic tale of love and loss, bravery and hope.

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About the author

Samantha Wood is the author of the memoir, Culua: My Other Life in Mexico, which was published in 2003. The Bay of Shadows, her first novel, was published in December 2016 and was inspired by the beach town where she grew up. Her follow-up novel, Under Ten Thousand Stars, a love story set in wine country, was released in May 2019.


Initially trained as a journalist, she began her writing career with a travel piece for the Qantas In-Flight magazine. From then on, she travelled extensively between Mexico and Australia before writing the memoir, Culua: My Other Life in Mexico, a love letter to her mother's country. She went on to write The Bay of Shadows, a novel about the unconventional bonds of love, and Under Ten Thousand Stars, another tale of love against the odds. She is currently writing her third novel, The Song of Clouds, set on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. She lives in a coastal town outside of Melbourne, Australia.

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Publisher
Magpie Tree Press
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Published on
Dec 3, 2016
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Pages
216
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ISBN
9780995442108
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Adoption & Fostering
Family & Relationships / General
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
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