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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781742610818
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/03/2012
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 540
  • Price: $19.99

The third book in the dark and addictive Woody Creek series from bestselling Australian author Joy Dettman

"She trips the fine line of pleasure and pain that makes her a compulsive read ... Brilliant." Sun Herald

In Moth to the Flame, Joy Dettman returns with another dazzling tale of the unforgettable characters of Woody Creek.

The year is 1946. The war ended five months ago. Jim Hooper, Jenny Morrison's only love, was lost to that war. And if not for Jenny, he would never have gone.

"An eye for an eye," Vern Hooper says. An unforgiving man, Vern wants custody of Jenny's son, his only grandson, and is quietly planning his day in court.

Then Jenny's father Archie Foote swoops back into town. Archie offers Jenny a tantalising chance at fame and fortune; one way or another he is determined to play a part in her life.

Is Jenny's luck about to change, or is she drawn to trouble like a moth is drawn to the flame?

"A story of love and loss, Moth to the Flame captures the reader's attention on the first page and sustains it to a satisfying conclusion." Daily Examiner

"Dettman is an effortless, assured and accessible storyteller ... [this] is her most ambitious saga yet" The Saturday Age

Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.

Author Information

Joy Dettman was born in country Victoria and spent her early years in towns on either side of the Murray River. She is an award-winning writer of short stories, the complete collection of which, Diamonds in the Mud, was published in 2007, as well as the highly acclaimed novels Mallawindy, Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday's Dust, The Seventh Day, Henry's Daughter, One Sunday, Pearl in a Cage and Thorn on the Rose. Moth to the Flame is Joy's third novel in her Woody Creek series.