With shades of Water for Elephants and True Grit, a stunning debut novel set in the Australian outback about a female horse thief, her bid for freedom, and the two men trying to capture her.
It is 1921. In a mountain-locked valley, Jessie is on the run.
Born wild and brave, by twenty-six she has already lived life as a circus rider, horse and cattle rustler, and convict. But on this fateful night she is just a woman wanting to survive though there is barely any life left in her.
Two men crash through the bushland, desperate to claim the reward on her head: one her lover, the other the law.
But as it has always been for Jessie, it is death, not a man, who is her closest pursuer and companion. And while all odds are stacked against her, there is one who will never give up on her—her own child, who awaits her.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Mishker - LibraryThing
"My mother was not one to say oh dear or oh my. She was one to say fuck. And often." A hauntingly beautiful story that brings to life the story of Jessie Hickman, a woman who made her way through life ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tiffanyfawn - LibraryThing
I didn’t really like this book or the characters. I thought it would be a better story than it was and it took me longer than usual to finish reading this story. I think the character would have been ... Read full review