The town is hiding its deadly secrets

Deborah BarnettGeraldton Guardian

Bad Apples

By Will Dean

ePub (1MB)

JUIt only takes one. A resident of small town Visberg is found decapitated. A cultish hilltop community “celebrates” Pan Night after the apple harvest. As Visberg closes ranks to keep its deadly secrets, there could not be a worse time for Tuva Moodyson to arrive as deputy editor of the local paper. Powerful forces are at play and no one dares speak out. But Tuva senses the story of her career, unaware that perhaps she is the story…

Sold Down the River: How Robber Barons and Wall Street Traders Cornered Australia’s Water Market

By Scott Hamilton & Stuart Kells

ePub (3MB)

The Murray-Darling Basin is Australia’s greatest environmental asset. The story of water in Australia is written into its ancient rivers, creeks and wetlands. It is the beating heart of our regions and sustains 40 per cent of our food production.

In 2012 Australia signed up to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. But the plan has gone horribly wrong. It has contributed to appalling environmental damage on the planet’s driest inhabited continent. It has allowed a ruthless market to form, exploited by traders who buy and sell water as if it was a currency like Bitcoin.

Songbirds

By Christy Lefteri; read by author

MP3 (112MB) Unabridged

Nisha has crossed oceans to give her child a future. By day she cares for Petra’s daughter; at night she mothers her own little girl by the light of a phone. Nisha’s lover, Yiannis, is a poacher, hunting the tiny songbirds on their way to Africa each winter. His dreams of a new life and of marrying Nisha, are shattered when she vanishes. No one cares about the disappearance of a domestic worker, except Petra and Yiannis. As they set out to search for her, they realise how little they know about Nisha. What they uncover will change them all.

Set in her native Cyprus, Christy Lefteri has crafted a powerful, redemptive story of loss, of the triumph of the human spirit, and of the enduring love of a mother for her child.

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

By Bill Bryson; read by author

Bolinda /Audible audio MP3 (164MB) — Unabridged

Bill Bryson turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories, this is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make-up. This book will have you marveling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again.

The Grand Tour

By Olivia Wearne

ePub (633kB)

When Ruby and Angela embark on a grey nomads road trip, the last thing they expect is a tiny stowaway; one who will turn them from unsuspecting tourists into wanted kidnappers and land them in a world of trouble. As their leisurely retirement plans unravel, Angela’s relationship with her brother Bernard goes from bad to worse.

Bernard has his own problems to contend with. As Angela and Ruby set about repairing burnt bridges and helping their unexpected guest, and Bernard attempts to patch together his broken life, they discover that even after a lifetime of experience, you're never too old to know better.

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