'Maggie Lindeman is back in Calingarry Crossing with her teenage son to sell the family pub. Trouble is, the bright girl people once called Magpie is so busy she has no idea a perfect storm is heading her way.
'Maggie’s past includes a schoolgirl crush on Dan Ireland, once the town bad boy. Dan has ample reason for not going home for the town’s upcoming school reunion, but one very good reason why he should – Maggie Lindeman.
'Maggie’s present is a restless seventeen-year-old son, a father with dementia, a fame-obsessed musician husband, a dwindling bank account and a country pub that just won’t sell. An unexpected arrival is a houseguest for the summer – Fiona Bailey-Blair blows into town hoping to find her father – and it seems the school reunion is a good place to start looking. ' (Publisher's blurb)
'Sometime this season ...
'The secret keeper must tell.
'The betrayed must trust.
'The hurt must heal.
'When it seems that everything Paige trusts is beginning to betray her, she leaves her husband at home and sets off on a road trip with her six-year-old daughter, Matilda, and Nana Alice in tow.
'But stranded amid rising floodwaters on a detour to the tiny town of Coolabah Tree Gully, Paige discovers the greatest betrayal of all happened there twenty years earlier.
'Someone knows that truth can wash away the darkest shadows, but . . . are some secrets best kept for the sake of others?'
Source: Publisher's blurb.