{Blog Tour} - Sapphire Falls by Fleur McDonald - Guest Post

Monday, 14 November 2016

Australian fiction like Sapphire Falls is popular for a reason - it represents not only an aspect of our landscape, but the camaraderie between the people in it. In this novel there's an extra element of suspense to keep your interest piqued, and with a heartwarming ending this novel makes a satisfying read. Thanks to Allen and Unwin organising the blog tour, I have a guest post to share from the author Fleur McDonald!

9781760112646.jpgSapphire Falls by Fleur McDonald
Released: 26th October 2016
Published by: Allen and Unwin
Genre: Popular Fiction
Source: Publisher
Pages: 340
RRP:  $29.99
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While mystery surrounds the death of her husband, Fiona Forrest struggles to preserve the family farm in a suspenseful, pacy and action packed novel from the author of Crimson Dawn and Indigo Storm.

Fiona Forrest is devastated when her husband Charlie commits suicide after the accidental shooting of his mate, Eddie. Though Fiona decides to keep farming their successful property, rumours that she intends to sell keep circulating.

When Detective Dave Burrows arrives to sign off on the investigation into Eddie's death, his suspicions are aroused by some strange anomalies at the scene. As Dave becomes increasingly convinced that something sinister is going on, Fiona finds herself dealing with a series of disasters on the farm...

By the bestselling author of Crimson Dawn, this suspenseful novel about a woman fighting to preserve her husband's dream and a detective determined to uncover the truth will keep you guessing till the very last page.
Guest Post from Fleur McDonald - "Love ya Dave!"

Dave Burrows has featured heavily in four of my novels, with mentions in a couple of others. He’s grown to be one of my favourite characters to write and although he’s never the main one, he’s certainly pretty up there.

Dave arrived on the scene as a forty plus detective, working with an offsider named Craig, in Red Dust. He was country-wise, stock-wise, laid back kinda guy, who mentored younger policemen. He lived in Perth, was married to a nurse, had two children – daughters and loved his job. 

As he’s continued on, his character has grown with the books and, as in life, had some challenging thing happen to him. When he made his entrance in Emerald Springs, he’s reeling from a marriage break up. He’s moved back to SA and is working in the mid north. 

I’ve loved being able to take him from being a lonely bachelor; a bloke who was lost and broken, with nothing but his work, to a guy who now has a happy and fulfilling relationship with Kim. In turn, Dave’s marriage to Kim has given me another stable character to get to know and write into each book. 

A reader wrote to me once and told me how she was ‘just a little bit in love with Dave.’ Well, you’re certainly not on your own! I love writing about him and seeing what adventures and investigations he’ll be involved in next. Often I never know until I start typing and Dave directs the play. 

However, he’s not without his faults. He finds it hard to talk about his feelings (Ha! I’m sure we all know of someone like that!). He tends to be married to his work, but the sassy and vibrant Kim is slowly changing him. 

Sapphire Falls is not without Detective Dave Burrows! In fact, he’s pretty important. I hope you’ll come along for the ride and read his story this time. Dave is on the wrong side of fifty now. He’s a bit slower and although trying hard to keep up with the technology, he tends to battle a bit. I’m not sure how long he’ll be able to hang around, which is why I created a Dave Burrows replacement in Sapphire Falls. When Dave does decide to retire, there’s someone waiting in the wings to take his place…

About the Author

Fleur McDonald has lived and worked on farms for much of her life. After growing up in the small town of Orroroo in South Australia, she went jillarooing, and co-owned an 8000-acre property in regional Western Australia.

Fleur likes to write about strong women overcoming adversity, drawing inspiration from her own experiences in rural Australia.

She is the best-selling author of Red Dust, Blue Skies, Purple Roads, Silver Clouds, Crimson Dawn, Emerald Springs and Indigo Storm.

Fleur lives in Esperance, WA with her partner, two children and two dogs who keep her company while she writes.

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