Sydney Australia in 1931 is in the midst of a depression and political turmoil. Rowland Sinclair, an artist from a wealthy family, doesn’t take sides in the unrest that surrounds him. But when someone close to him is killed and rumors point toward one particular faction he is determined to find the culprits.
I loved this book! Why have I never heard of this series before? I can tell you right now…even before I finish this review, I will be reading more of this series.
Rowland Sinclair, or Rowly as he is know to his friends, is such an engaging protagonist. The character is so natural. He is intelligent, caring, charming, full of integrity and loyalty. Actually all of the characters are well written. Rowly’s artist friends are the perfect compliment to his character, as is his family.
The dialogue is so well written. There is nothing artificial about it…never over the top…no Australian caricature.
The story has an intricate plot that builds off of the political unrest of the times. The period details are vivid, and the historical detail is extensive. The subject of life between the two World Wars is something I have read about, but never from the Australian perspective. I enjoyed learning about a period of time and events I knew nothing about.
I thoroughly enjoyed this and can not wait to see what happens to Rowly next.
My thanks to NetGalley and Pantera Press for the advanced reader copy made available for my review.