The Ripping Tree

The Ripping Tree is an historical thriller, a tale of survival in colonial Australia. A woman has to find a way to escape the claustrophobic world that initially appears to be rescuing her. Get out – before they save you is the shoutline. I like to think of this book ...

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Nikki Gemmell tells of the turmoil of losing her mother to suicide

“She would have been the magnificent single, childless woman – she would have seized life,” Gemmell tells Guardian Australia. “All the opportunities came too late.” Instead, Elayn’s frustration with missed opportunities bubbled over into her relationship with her highly successful daughter – now a columnist at the Weekend Australian and the ...

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After

Pre-order now HERE An elderly woman is found dead by builders, in her favourite armchair, in front of the television. As the police officers knock on her daughter’s front door and inform her of her mother’s death, they take her inside and pull out their notebooks to record what the anguished daughter is saying. ...

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