When people are taken out of their usual environment they often re-examine aspects of their lives. The characters in Vanessa McCausland’s novel soon discover this when they visit Capertree Valley.
The four friends and their children visit a restored Art Deco hotel in a remote former mining town. Soon everything starts to unravel as secrets from their lives come out. There’s also the added mystery from the past when a woman walked into the bush and was never seen again.
It’s an atmospheric story with a dark edge. Read more about The Valley of Lost Stories on Goodreads.