This book was set Western Australia around the time gold was discovered at Kalgoorlie. Patricia does not shy away from the harshness of life in the outback and how a single act can affect a person’s life. A good cast of characters that love, strive, betray, abandon, and survive. I enjoyed the descriptions of the landscape and could imagine it and the people trying to live under those conditions. A great Aussie story. If you enjoy Judy Nunn and Di Morrissey you will also enjoy Patricia Shaw.