Please join us with Annie Seaton to launch her much anticipated new book ‘East of Alice‘.
With special guest and MC, Tanya Heaslip (author of an Alice Girl, Beyond Alice and Alice to Prague)
About ‘East of Alice’
A gem-fossicking discovery echoes through time and leads to a dangerous journey through the red dust outback. A gripping mystery from Australian author Annie Seaton.
Gemma Hayden has returned to her hometown of Alice Springs for a new job as a primary school teacher. It’s been six years since her family broke apart following the disappearance of her twin brother. And the scars still run deep.
Hard on the heels of her homecoming, Saul Pearce, the man she once loved, is reposted from Parks and Wildlife in Darwin back to Alice. When an old car wreck is uncovered, washed down the river to Ruby Gap, Saul investigates only to find that the wreck belonged to Ethan, Gemma’s twin – and there’s a coded note for her in the glovebox.
Joining forces, they trek through the rugged outback, piecing together clues that not only bring them to the attention of a criminal organisation, but lead them to uncover an even older puzzle … One now lost to the history books.
With targets on their backs, will they unearth the truth in time?
‘A taut, page-turning mystery, set in the magnificent Eastern MacDonnell Ranges of Central Australia, linking the past and the present into an adrenaline-fuelled rush for the truth. Couldn’t put it down!’ – Tanya Heaslip, author of Alice to Prague on East of Alice
PRAISE FOR ANNIE SEATON:
‘Emotional, mysterious, and gripping from page one, Seaton transports you to two different timelines in one of the greatest Australian settings … The Great Barrier Reef.’ – Better Reading
‘With an insightful glimpse into the environmental issues at the heart of one of our nation’s most treasured locations, combined with some fascinating history, compelling family relations and an equivocal adventure mystery, Osprey Reef has it all.’ – Mrs B’s Book Reviews
About the Author:
ANNIE SEATON lives near the beach on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. Her career and studies have spanned the education sector for most of her working life, including a Master’s degree in education and working as an academic research librarian, a high school principal and a university tutor until she took early retirement and fulfilled a lifelong dream of a full-time writing career. Annie’s books have been very well received and she has won several awards, including Book of the Year, Ausrom Readers’ Choice Awards 2018, for Whitsunday Dawn, which was also a finalist for ARRA romantic suspense. Annie has been a finalist in the New Zealand KORU award in 2018 and 2020, and was a finalist for Book of the Year, Long Romance, for Kakadu Sunset, at the Romance Writers of Australia Ruby Awards in 2016. Annie has four times been longlisted for the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards. Each winter, Annie and her husband leave the beach to roam the remote areas of Australia for story ideas and research. She is passionate about preserving the beauty of the Australian landscape and respecting the traditional ownership of the land. For those readers who cannot experience this journey personally, Annie seeks to portray the natural beauty of the Australian environment – its spiritual locations, stunning landscapes and unique wildlife. Readers can contact Annie through her website, annieseaton.net or find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Photo credit: Tim Hollister for Coastbeat