Ripples on a Pond: A Woody Creek Novel 5: Woody Creek 5


Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781742613871
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/03/2014
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / Sagas
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 512
  • Price: $19.99

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

"Dettman writes compulsively readable stories" The Age

As Woody Creek draws Joy Dettman's much-loved cast of characters back into its grip, confessions, discoveries and truths seem certain to explode in the most shocking of showdowns...

Woody Creek is preparing for its centenary celebrations - but for many of its townspeople it's just another reminder of the old days, before so-called progress roared through the town, altering everything in its wake.

Not for Georgie though. As the clock ticks over to 1970, she's determined that the new decade will be the one that sees her finally break free.

For Cara, Woody Creek will forever be tied to a devastating mistake that cannot be undone. She's vowed never to set foot in the place again.

Meanwhile, Jenny's estranged son, Jim, has inherited an estate in the United Kingdom and is trying to make a new life for himself. If only he could shake off his one terrible attachment to Australia.

The old timber town of Woody Creek has a way of getting under people's skin...

"She has a command of plot and pace, a feel for character and melodrama that merge to produce rural Australian soaps with the darkest kind of edge" Canberra Times

"There are far more shocking secrets, and sufficient twists and turns to keep everyone gasping as Dettman continues the saga of her previous four novels" Sydney Morning Herald

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, Thorn on the Rose, Moth to the Flame, and Wind in the Wires. Ripples on a Pond is the fifth book in Joy Dettman's Woody Creek series. The Tying of Threads - the sixth and final novel of the series - will also be out in March 2014.