'Entertaining and page-turning . . . part rural romance and part family saga' Sydney Morning Herald (on The Painted Sky)
Nina Larkin should be happy. She's transformed her rundown outback property, The Springs, into a successful artists' retreat; she's won a distinguished art prize, and she's living with her soulmate, trail-blazing grazier Heath Blackett.
But the chance discovery of a portrait of her father, renowned artist Jim Larkin, makes her question everything. How could it have been drawn just weeks ago when Jim has been dead for years . . . Or so she thought.
Could her father still be alive? Can she track down the man in the picture? And is this connected to the missing gold buried by her ancestor over a century ago?
Her search for answers will draw Nina into a maze of family secrets - just as the man who stepped out of a portrait arrives at her door . . .
Alice Campion is the pseudonym for four members of a Sydney book club. Their first novel, The Painted Sky, also features Nina, Heath and the captivating landscape of outback Wandalla.