The highly anticipated new thriller from the author of the Hunters Ridge trilogy...
Indiana O'Meara is no stranger to the forces of evil. Her own past is full of violence. Now a policewoman, Indy is always fighting to redeem herself and defeat the dark. So when girls begin to go missing at a remote cattle station in Tasmania, she is quick to agree to go undercover to investigate chief suspect Logan Atherton, the owner of Calico Mountain Lodge, even though last time she went undercover it came to a bloody end.
But her early encounter with Logan reveals a man full of contradictions. His deep empathy for horses and those he cares for is obvious but he is also taciturn to the point of rudeness, and there is a strange atmosphere at the lodge. It doesn't add up.
As Indy begins to dig deeper into the secrets at the lodge, she finds herself embroiled in a murderous web more complex and terrifying than she could ever have imagined...one that is linked to her own past.
Sarah Barrie is a bestselling Australian author writing suspense in rural settings. Her debut bestselling print novel, Secrets of Whitewater Creek, earned her a spot as one of the Top 10 breakthrough authors of that year, and her next three books, the Hunters Ridge series, also reached bestseller status.
Sarah has also worked as a teacher, a vet nurse, a horse trainer and a magazine editor.
Her favourite place in the world is the family property, where she writes her stories overlooking mountains crisscrossed with farmland, bordered by the beauty of the Australian bush, and where, at the end of the day, she can spend time with family, friends, a good Irish whiskey and a copy of her next favourite book.
Detective Hannah Montgomery sees something in Sam and his young daughter that touches her own sense of loss. As she delves deeper, shocking secrets come to light making Hannah wonder whether she’s protecting a wronged man or a cold-blooded killer.
"Brilliant . . .Jacobs moves to the head of the thriller class with this top-notch page turner." Chicago Sun-Times
"Bedside reading at its best -- but don't expect to get any sleep until you finish it." Chicago Tribune
Whoever said small towns have no secrets didn't know about this one...
Born and bred on the land, Jordan Windcroft is tough. She's had to be. Her life revolves around running her property almost single–handedly on next to no money, and waiting out her four years of probation – a rap that she took for one of her closest friends.
But there's an end to her problems in sight. Jordan's probation period is almost up, and if she can just make the cattle sale, there's a chance she can pull herself out of more than ten years of serious debt and keep her precious farm. The last thing she needs is for Reid Easton to walk into town.
Detective Senior Sergeant Reid Easton drives into Whitewater Creek on a mission to wrap up a three–year drug investigation; his only lead, Jordan Windcroft. The attraction between the two is immediate, but Reid is undercover and Jordan has a secret she can't risk him discovering. Neither will jeopardise their cause, not for something as transitory as love.
When Meghan Flanagan, a vet-nurse from Townsville, moves to Brigadier Station in outback Queensland to marry the man of her dreams, she is shocked to discover that perhaps her fiancé isn’t the man she wants waiting for her at the altar. The man she's destined to marry, just might be his younger brother.
Cautious of women after a disastrous past relationship, Darcy is happy living on his beloved cattle station, spending his spare time riding horses, going to rodeos and campdrafting. He didn't expect the perfect woman show up on his doorstep. Engaged to his brother.
With the wedding only hours away, Meghan must make the decision of a lifetime. But, her betrayal could tear the family apart. She knows all too well the pain of losing loved ones and being alone.
Now that she has the family she so desperately wants; will she risk losing it all?
Set in the drought stricken plains of Julia Creek, North Queensland and the coastal city of Townsville this is a rural romance that will leave you asking: Will she marry the right man, for the right reasons?
Each book in the Brigadier Station series can be read as a STANDALONE:
* The Brothers of Brigadier Station
* The Sky over Brigadier Station
* The Legacies of Brigadier Station
* Christmas at Brigadier Station
Each of Sarah's stories are linked so you can find out what happens to the other brothers and your favourite characters in future books.
For more information about Sarah and her new releases, please visit: www.sarahwilliamsauthor.com
Q&A with the author
What makes The Brothers of Brigadier Station special?
A- It's a story set against the rugged beauty of Outback Queensland. I live in Townsville and have close friends in Julia Creek so I made the characters and locations authentic and charming.
What authors inspire you?
I was inspired to write Australian rural romance by some of my favourite authors and friends. Rachael Johns, Mandy Magro, Allissa Callen just to name a few. These are the kinds of books I like to read.
I also love Western romances. Some of my favourite authors include Janet Dailey, Nora Roberts and fellow New Zealander Leeanna Morgan.
For only child Neve Fitzpatrick, family is everything. When she loses her mother, she heads to the bush to rent a farmhouse near her grandmother's family home. To keep herself busy and her grief at bay, she offers to look after two little redheaded cowgirls and adopts a sassy pony and shaggy donkey in need of a refuge.
Drover and horse trainer Tanner Callahan may have just found his mother, but he's resolved never to let anyone too close. Abandonment has cursed him all his life, and he won't let it happen again. Only two things unnerve him: children and small–town matchmaking. Then he meets occupational therapist Neve. Warm–hearted and unforgettable, she represents all that Tanner feels will forever remain out of reach.
But when an old iron key unlocks family secrets from the Second World War, Neve needs help only Tanner can give. As the threads of the past unravel, and locusts threaten to suffocate the land, Neve and Tanner must make a choice. Will fear keep them running or is the home each yearns for already within grasp?
'Warm-hearted and unforgettable' - Queensland Times
Successful horse trainer Alissa Morgan–Jones has the world at her feet, until a tragic fire destroys everything. Widowed, in debt and under suspicion for arson, Alissa's life is in tatters. Her mother–in–law's isolated farm gives her the opportunity to pull her life back together and get herself back on her feet.
Four years after fleeing the city and the scandal that ruined his career, disgraced lawyer Cameron Blakely has a successful new business and a new life. When his neighbour, Mavis Littleton is diagnosed with a terminal illness he volunteers to handle her affairs – and her farm until her daughter–in–law arrives to take over. When Alissa finally shows up, he's drawn to her immediately. But there's more to his new neighbour than her big blue eyes and lost expression. If only she'll open up and let him in.
But there are secrets in both Alissa's past and Hunters Ridge – secrets that jeopardise far more than Cameron's fledgling feelings. Lurking in the isolated wilderness is a danger that neither anticipates – but one that threatens everything: the town, their love, and their lives.