'When Thea Dari-Jones take the job a Officer in Charge of the Thursday Island police station in Torres Strait, she has no idea that her desire to start anew and return to her mother's Islander roots will be the greatest challenge of her life.'
'Arriving with visions of enjoying a relaxed, idyllic island lifestyle, she finds instead a close-knit community divided by a brutal crime. But a coincidental meeting with Islander fisherman Jonah shows her a gentler side of life in the topics.'
As Thea investigates the tragedy, a series of surprising events lead her through the landscape and language of the locals, most of whom are convinced that Maydh, or black magic, is responsible. As the case goes to trail, Thea has to choose between the life she's left behind and the unexpected ties of her new island home.' (Source: Backcover)
Epigraph: I do not think that many people have been to Thursday Island. It is in the Torres Straits and is so called because it was discovered on a Thursday by Captain Cook. I went there since they told me in Sydney that it was the last place God ever made. They said there was nothing to see and warned me that I should probably get my throat cut.
-French Joe, W. Somerset Maugham