The Light on the Water

The Light on the Water

Book - 2016
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Anne Forster, recently divorced and trying to find her feet, takes her daughter Aida on an overnight bushwalk in the moody wilderness of Wilson's Promontory. Aida, who is six and autistic, disappears; Anne returns from the walk alone. Some of the emergency trackers searching 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, seemingly as oppressive as the heat haze.
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2016.
ISBN: 9781925266542
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 350 p. ;,24 cm.


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Apr 20, 2016

I loved this story was set in Melbourne with lots of familiar names and places. The story is about the inexplicable disappearance of a young autistic girl. Anne, the mother is charged with murder. I thought the story fell flat in the middle sections of the book, however the closing chapters I found to be quite gripping.

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