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From the author of Chameleon comes this historical fiction novel, Mark of the Leopard, the second in the African history series, a story of romance, mystery, danger and betrayal set against a backdrop of wild lands and raging seas. In 1703 Sabrina Barrington and her children are shipwrecked and presumed drowned off the Cape of Good Hope, the site of the present-day city of Cape Town. Fourteen years later, an investigator tells Sabrina’s brother, Lucien Castle, that one of his sister’s children has been seen on the island of Madagascar, off Africa’s east coast. It is imperative to return the youngster to England before his twenty-fifth birthday, otherwise his grandfather, the corrupt and detested Robert Barrington, will usurp his rightful inheritance. Castle is the only one who can confirm the young man is not an impostor. In order to do this he must leave the comfort of Amsterdam in Holland and embark on a journey into the unknown. Will Castle be able to overcome his demons and find his nephew in time? Or will he succumb to the perils that beset his epic expedition every step of the way? In a voyage that takes them from the untamed island of Madagascar to the storm-tossed Dutch outpost at the Cape of Good Hope, Castle and his companion must face innumerable dangers and battle not only rival investigators but also each other.



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Book Review: Darkness on the Edge of Town by Jessie Cole

I heard author Jessie Cole speak at the 2013 Literati on the Gold Coast and bought the ebook version of her book on the strength of what she had said.

At first I was afraid the subject matter might be too heavy for me, but it wasn’t. To explain, Jessie’s book begins with her main character, Vince, finding a young woman carrying her dead baby on the road outside his house after she has flipped and rolled her car.

A collector of all things injured, soft-hearted Vince extends a helping hand and thereby becomes embroiled in the complicated and mysterious life of Rachel, the young mother of the dead baby.

I read this book in one night, unable to put it down. From the first page to the last I just HAD to know what happened next.
Jessie has been the recipient of a number of residencies and it’s not hard to see why.

A gripping tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Title: Darkness on the Edge of Town
Author: Jessie Cole
Publisher: Fourth Estate
ISBN: 9780730493853

Available from Amazon at http://www.authorsally.net/DarknessontheEdgeofTown

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