"A real page turner
, this breathtaking
yarn will keep you on the edge of your seat."--Dr Jonathan King, author of Mary Bryant - Her Life and Escape from Botany Bay
"An irresistible feast of history, adventure, intrigue and tragedy. Epic yet tender
. Authentic yet inspired
."--Clare Wright, author of You Daughters of Freedom
"I was utterly absorbed
--swept up and transported into convict life. Jenny Trelawney's struggles--her intelligence, courage, and grit--as well as Meg Keneally's beautifully understated writing
, kept me up past bedtime night after night."--Jane Rawson, author of From the Wreck
Jenny Trelawney is no ordinary thief. Forced by poverty to live in the forest, she becomes a successful highwaywoman - until her luck runs out.
Transported to Britain's furthest colony, Jenny must tackle new challenges and growing responsibilities. And when famine hits the new colony, Jenny becomes convinced that those she most cares about will not survive. She becomes the leader in a grand plot of escape, but is survival any more certain in a small open boat on an unknown ocean?
Meg Keneally's debut solo novel is an epic historical adventure based on the extraordinary life of convict Mary Bryant.