Author(s): Dawn Barker
How far would you go to have a family? What would you hide for someone you love? Confused and desperate, Zoe McAllister boards a ferry to Rottnest Island in the middle of winter holding a tiny baby close to her chest, terrified that her husband will find her or that her sister will call the police. Years later, a teenage girl, Louise, is found on the island, unconscious and alone. Flown out for urgent medical treatment, when she recovers she returns home and overhears her parents discussing her past and the choices that they've made. Their secrets, slowly revealed, will shatter more than one family and, for Louise, nothing will ever be the same again.Let Her Go is a gripping, emotionally charged story of family, secrets and the complications of love. Part thriller, part mystery, it will stay with you long after you close the pages wondering ...What would you have done?PRAISE for Dawn Barker's previous novel Fractured: 'Moving at a cracking pace, Fractured is part psychological thriller, part family drama...This novel will be a great book club read as it ends with more questions than answers.' Bookseller & Publisher'Fractured is an extraordinary exploration of mental illness and grief told with great confidence and compassion.' Newtown Review of Books 'Fractured is a touching, moving story about the devastating impact of postnatal psychosis on a family in its extreme manifestations.' Aussie Book Reviews (Australianbookshelf.wordpress.com) 'A superb debut for Dawn Barker, Fractured is a psychologically complex, gripping story that I couldn't put down.' Bookdout.wordpress.com
Dawn Barker grew up in Scotland, studied Medicine at Aberdeen University, and specialized in psychiatry, moving to Australia to complete her training. In 2010, her first novel Fractured was selected for the Hachette/Queensland Writers Centre's manuscript development programme which led to its publication by Hachette in 2013. She lives in Perth, Western Australia, with her husband and three children.