'The Secrets at Ocean's Edge' by Kali Napier Review

Happy New Year all! This year I have a new book coming out and am finishing my third so something's gotta give. The reviews are getting smaller. Here's my first:

Kali Napier’s evocative debut ‘The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge’ is set in Depression era rural and coastal Western Australia with a cast of interlocking characters pushed to the limit. Their flaws and dramas are well paced and revealed throughout. The prism of racism through which the characters interact, is well done and showcases Napier’s professional expertise. The powerless place of women in the era, socially and economically, is key to the book and shown throughout the restricted decision making of Lily, Mrs Feehely, and other female characters. Napier’s writing soars describing the varied landscapes, the horrors of war and racial injustice.

Thanks Kali for this pre-release copy. The book is launched in Brisbane at Avid Readers on 8 February.

 Kali Napier's debut, resting on the Ocean's Edge in Vanuatu (see what I did there?) ;)

Kali Napier's debut, resting on the Ocean's Edge in Vanuatu (see what I did there?) ;)