“unputdownable!” Susie Moloney, author of The Thirteen
There’s a power to be mined in keeping secrets.
1930. The boathouse community of Cootes Paradise is under siege. The squatters’ colony of shacks that lines the shores of Dundas Marsh stands in the way of a Hamilton politician’s City Beautiful plans. When a handsome drifter settles there, Egypt Fisher and her mother both fall under his spell. No one expects Egypt’s gambling con-man father to return after a six-year absence. But he does and he’s furious. Unhinged by jealousy and a harrowing brush with the local mafia, he reveals an explosive family secret that further strains mother and daughter’s relationship. When Egypt tries to turn the situation to her own advantage, her lies set in motion a series of events with unforeseen consequences.
About the Author
The Fishers of Paradise is Rachael Preston’s third novel. She is the author of criticially acclaimed Tent of Blue and The Wind Seller. Originally from Yorkshire, she now lives in British Columbia, Canada.