From Jennifer Scoullar, author of the bestselling Fortune’s Son, comes the third book in the Tasmanian Tales series. The Memory Tree carries on this gripping saga of ambition, betrayal and dangerous love.
Playing God is a Dangerous Game
When forest protests engulf a tiny Tasmanian timber town, one family’s century of secrets threatens to destroy a marriage — and bring down a government.
Matt Abbott, head ranger at beautiful Binburra National Park, is a man with something to hide. He confides his secret to nobody, not even his wife Penny. The deception gnaws away at their marriage.
Matt’s father, timber and mining magnate Fraser Abbott, stands for everything Matt hates. Son disappoints father, father disappoints son — this is their well-worn template. But Fraser seems suddenly determined to repair the rift between them at any cost, and Matt will discover that secrets run in the family. When Sarah, a visiting Californian geneticist, tries to steal Matt’s heart, the scene is set for a deadly betrayal.
The Memory Tree is a haunting story of family relationships, the unbreakable ties we all have to the past and the redemptive power of love.
Praise for Jennifer Scoullar
‘Scoullar’s writing has a rich complexity. Poetic and visual … the landscape vivid and alive.’ Reading, Writing and Riesling
‘Jennifer Scoullar’s passion for the land shines through … Highly recommended.’ Sunshine Coast Daily
‘An absorbing story … beautifully written.’ Reading, Writing and Riesling
‘Scoullar, it turns out, is a writer of documentary calibre … lovely, lyrical prose.’ The Australian.
Jennifer Scoullar lives on a farm in West Gippsland and has previously published six novels with Penguin Random house. A committed conservationist, she writes about the land, people and wildlife that she loves