"A welcome new talent" Caroline Baum
Interior designer Christina Clemente is caught off guard by an intense affair with her charismatic client, Jackson Plummer. He quickly becomes the cure to Christina's loneliness and a surrogate father to her young daughter Bianca.
When Jackson suggests moving to a rundown farm in the mountains, Christina soon forgets her initial hesitation and absorbs herself in restoring the rambling century-old house, Bartholemews Run, becoming obsessed with solving its mysterious history.
But while living on the isolated farm, her once effervescent child transforms into a quiet sullen teenager and Christina increasingly struggles to connect with her.
Because Bianca has a secret.
And the monstrous truth threatens to destroy them all.
PRAISE FOR THE FENCE
"Jaffé does for neighbourly disputes what Liane Moriarty did for schoolyard scandals in big little lies...the fence is guaranteed to resonate" Australian Women's Weekly