Traumatised by the disappearance of his daughter Claire, Taylor Bridges' marriage breaks down, and he exiles himself to Glorys Crossing in Tasmania. Taylor is the only ranger in this isolated town adjoining a national park... a town dying a slow death as the rising waters of the new dam project slowly flood it.
Struggling with the guilt of Claire's disappearance, Taylor is a chronic sleepwalker. When another young girl the same age goes missing, Taylor begins to question himself... uncertain of what happens when he sleepwalks.
It's a race against time not just to find the missing girl, but in Taylor's search for redemption and a past better left lying at the bottom of the new lake.
A week of despair... a century of evil
Damaged but not yet broken after an ordeal in Tasmania’s wilderness, park ranger Taylor Bridges believes his ghosts are in the past until a raging forest fire in an isolated canyon of Eldritch Falls lays bare the remains of a young woman … and a secret killing ground.
After the police enlist Taylor in their investigation, the evidence bizarrely points to Jacob Muller, a deranged preacher, who reigned over The Falls a century ago.
But when a crucial witness disappears, it’s clear there is more to the dark history of The Falls.
An isolated town with a dark past
In secluded Devlins Reach, on the shores of the Hawkesbury River, three bodies are unearthed in an excavation site. When a wilderness expert, Park Ranger Taylor Bridges, is called in to assist local police, he soon discovers the town has an unsettling history one to match Taylor's own haunted past.
But the quiet location and picturesque beauty of The Reach are hiding something darker than Taylor could have anticipated. Within the town's tight-knit community of loggers, store owners, and tight-lipped locals, someone is targeting the residents one by one.
As a torrential storm surges ever closer, and the river swells at the levee walls, The Reach goes into lockdown. With no way in or out, Taylor finds himself in a race against the power of nature to find a desperate killer before the whole town goes under.
Andy Walker, son, lover and an ex-soldier, knows tragedy is only ever a heartbeat away.
When an inmate escapes from the prison farm upriver and abducts Nathan, a child Andy has vowed to protect after losing his own son years before, Andy Walker discovers that the escapee is a dark figure from his past, the devil who changed his life, the man who introduced him to 'The Game'.
'Blackwater may keep just one more secret...'
L'ARBRE AUX FÉES
Taylor Bridges, un ranger australien, est hanté par la disparition de sa fille Claire, huit ans. Son couple a volé en éclats et pour cesser de ruminer son chagrin, il demande sa mutation en Tasmanie. Dès son arrivée dans la petite bourgade de Glorys Crossing, Drew, une fillette du même âge que Claire, disparaît également. Taylor y voit une coïncidence avec son propre malheur et mène une enquête au sein d’une population pour le moins hostile. Une initiative qui déplaît à O’Brien, le chef de la police locale. Taylor, convaincu que Drew est vivante, poursuit ses investigations et apprend que d’autres petites filles ont disparu avant elle. Avec l’aide de Grady, un inspecteur du continent envoyé sur place, Taylor découvre une île aux secrets bien gardés…
B. Michael Radburn est australien. Quand il n’écrit pas, il joue de la guitare, du banjo, de l’harmonica ou sillonne sa région en Harley Davidson. Il est l’auteur de plus de 80 nouvelles et a fondé la maison d’édition Dark Press Publications. L’Arbre aux fées est le premier volet d’une série portée par son formidable personnage, le ranger Taylor Bridges.
The past is my shadow, forever behind me.’
Cassie Belrose was used to looking over her shoulder. Running away was what she did best – away from a possessive husband who wants her back, running from city to city, from job to job, to stay one step ahead of him.
Daniel Woodsman is at home in the dark; in the abandoned railway tunnels below the city where the homeless veteran has built his life since his injuries had taken away more than just his confidence.
Fleeing the Suits dispatched by her husband to bring her home, Cassie enters Daniel’s domain in the subway where their two worlds collide.
Together, can they stop running long enough to begin living again.