When Maja's abusive gang boss husband Tony is murdered she takes the opportunity to flee, change her name and leave her criminal family and her past behind. As Lara Moore she and her toddler son Petey live quietly in suburban Sydney until she comes across Brooke, the victim of a brutal bashing and helps her, despite misgivings about an inevitable involvement with the police.
Investigating Detective Nick Lawson is intrigued by the prickly, reclusive young mother and finds her irresistibly attractive but as more details of her past and her crime steeped family emerge he doubts whether his career would survive such a relationship, even if she was interested in him.
With the arrival of Brooke and Nick in her life, Lara is slowly drawn out of her self induced seclusion and learns to trust the dedicated, determined detective. He is the antithesis of everything she was brought up to believe the police to be.
Then, to Lara's horror, first her older brother Ivan contacts her wanting to make amends, and then Lucas another of her husband's vicious cronies, appears, claiming money and making threats which culminate in Lara's worst nightmare, her baby in danger.
Sent to assess a deceased estate in a small coastal town, ambitious city girl Tiffany Holland is initially annoyed by the out of the way assignment but soon discovers sleepy Birrigai hides a wealth of surprises -- a Kissing College, a cross-dressing motel manager and most amazingly, Miles Frobisher her client, the laid back surf shop owner and sexy fantasy man of her dreams.
Focussed and driven, Tiffany's ambition is to become a junior partner in her financial firm but the spell of small town life and the proximity of Miles gradually seduce her. Her growing relationships with various townspeople highlight the lack of warmth in her life thus far, driven as she is by a need to excel in every way in order to please her father.
To her astonishment and Miles' horrified shock she discovers the boxes of papers reveal startlingly facts about his beloved recently deceased mother and the father he believed deserted them. A man he grew up hating.
Emotionally inept Tiffany is incapable of comforting Miles and has no idea of the passions she arouses in him. Her own feelings for him are too strong for her to deal with or express and the secrets she has uncovered create a yawning chasm between them neither is able to cross.
Evidence Of Love
E For England
The Ripple Effect
Annie, deserted single mother of two, befriends handsome neighbour Hugh, an English doctor. Neither wants a relationship-Annie is off men for the time being and Hugh is off children permanently. Both agree friends is the way to go but Annie's resolve is shaken when her flatmate, sexy and voracious Leonie, meets Hugh. Leonie sees an opportunity to fill the blank space E on her Men From A-Z chart-a listing of one night stands by nationality and sexual ability.
Can Annie stand by and allow this to happen? Friend he may be but Hugh is fantasy material. Will he succumb to Leonie's charms and become E For England?
In the heat and chaos of raging bushfires a runaway teenage girl dies giving birth. The toddler accompanying her is assumed to be her son, a mistake of identity with ramifications stretching in to the future.
When Shay Brookes finds the girl he believes to be his little sister he is shocked by the attraction he feels. Joelle Paice is horrified to discover this man is her brother not only because of her spontaneous attraction to him but also because she had no idea she was adopted.
Shay's arrival causes a rift within Joelle's family and forces her adoptive parents to face the consequences of not telling her the truth. Hurt and betrayed by the people she loves Joelle turns to Shay and, aided by her pregnant, unwed adoptive sister they begin the search for their birth parents.
Honeymooner Nikki Spenser emerges from the surf at Surfers Paradise and can't find her husband, her towel or her clothes on the beach. Carlos has disappeared from her life as suddenly as he entered it.
In despair, Nikki returns to Sydney where she is contacted by Detective Luke Emerson, a reminder from her past she thought never to see again. Luke informs her the man she married so recklessly in Las Vegas three weeks ago doesn't exist. Nikki realises she knows very little about Carlos beyond he is a wealthy Spanish businessman. Or so she thought. Who is he? Where is he?
Nikki and Luke are plunged into an ever widening sea of crime and violence as they seek the answers to her questions.
Long listed for the 2016 Sisters of Crime Davitt Award
Long listed for the 2015 Sisters of Crime Davitt Award
A chance sighting leads to second chances – for hope, for family, and for love.
Five years ago, teenager Antonia disappeared. With no compelling evidence, the police eventually called her a run-away, and dropped the case. Her teacher, Jax, has always regretted not speaking up about the rumours she heard circling the school that day, but a random sighting at a train station raises the possibility that Antonia is still alive – and not too far away.
Antonia’s father, Connor has never given up hope that his daughter will be found and returned to her family. When her old teacher, Jax, calls him with a small spark of a lead, he seizes it with both hands, determined to chase it down.
But there’s more at play than simple teenage rebellion and the path Jax and Connor travel rapidly becomes more dangerous than either could have imagined, and opens up new possibilities that neither could have expected.