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The Light on the Water by [Lorenzo, Olga]
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Recently divorced and trying to make sense of her new life, Anne takes her daughter Aida on an overnight bushwalk in the moody wilderness of Wilsons Promontory. In a split second, Aida disappears and a frantic Anne scrambles for help. Some of the emergency trackers who search for Aida already doubt Anne's story.

Nearly two years later and still tormented by remorse and grief, Anne is charged with her daughter's murder. Witnesses have come forward, offering evidence which points to her guilt. She is stalked by the media and shunned by friends, former colleagues and neighbours.

On bail and awaiting trial, Anne works to reconstruct her last hours with Aida. She remembers the sun high in the sky, the bush noisy with insects, and her own anxiety, as oppressive as the heat haze.

A superbly written and conceived literary work about the best and the worst aspects of family life, this story asks difficult questions about society, the media, and our rush to judgement. This is a thoughtful, provocative and unflinching novel in the tradition of Helen Garner, Joan London and Charlotte Wood.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1252 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (24 February 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0182XXH92
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,107 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't wait to get back to this it once I'd started. A terrific contemporary plot with a nuanced exploration of themes of motherhood, guilt and the age-old practice of blaming victims (and not just those directly related to the plot). The writing is absolutely superb - spare, insightful and gripping. I can't wait to read anything new written by this author.
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It must be horrendous to lose a child like this and being the mother then be blamed .the book kept me interested
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By Angie TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 August 2016
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I was attracted by the gorgeous cover, and was lucky enough to win an ARC, but in the end this wasn't for me. It took me a long time to read this book. It wasn't one that made me feel like picking it up. The writing style is good, easy to read, but the mood is so unrelentingly bleak. I felt depressed every time I'd read some of it. That alone demonstrates the author was good at projecting the mood, but it was so constant it made progressing through the book difficult. Events happen slowly, and for a book with so little positivity to lighten it at intervals, it really needed more suspense, or for events to roll through quicker. The mood changes at the very end, but the way various elements of the story conclude isn't really satisfying.
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Excellent reading
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