Starting From Now

Fleur McDonald
NZD $32.99

A suspenseful novel of rural life and real country issues from our genuine Voice of the Outback, author of the bestselling Where the River Runs

'Engaging, complex, enlightening and authentic ...' Mrs B's Book Reviews on Without a Doubt


When twenty-five-year-old journalist, Zara Ellison receives her mother's ominous text message, Call me when you can, Zara knows it's not good news.

Two weeks later, Zara has left her much-loved city life to relocate to Barker, the sleepy country town in which she grew up. For Zara, family comes first.

But she needs to work too, and the town's police force is a rural journalist's best source of information. Meeting Detective Dave Burrows and Dave's second-in-charge, Senior Constable Jack Higgins, is a priority.

Amid her family's troubles, and reporting on farming accidents and violently clashing activists, Zara is shocked to witness Jack Higgins in a role she'd never have believed. How could he possibly justify this? And what was she going to do about it?

Wrapped in the love of family, friendship, crime and mystery, Starting From Now is another compelling novel from the authentic voice of Fleur McDonald.


'Where the River Runs is a novel I highly recommend. This delightful cast of characters deliver a cracking story from start to finish.' Theresa Smith Writes

'Without a Doubt is another fabulous romantic suspense - high on the suspense - novel. I really enjoy Dave's character; he's a normal, down to earth guy, strong, tough and caring. Highly recommended. 5 stars.' Reading Writing and Riesling

Author bio:

Fleur McDonald has lived and worked on farms for much of her life. After growing up in the small town of Orroroo in South Australia, she became a jillaroo before spending twenty years farming 8000 acres, east of Esperance, WA.

Fleur likes to write about strong women overcoming adversity, drawing inspiration from her own experiences in rural Australia. She is the best-selling author of Red Dust, Blue Skies, Purple Roads, Silver Clouds, Crimson Dawn, Emerald Springs, Indigo Storm, Sapphire Falls, The Missing Pieces of Us, Suddenly One Summer, Fool's Gold, Where the Rivers Run and Without a Doubt, as well as the ebook exclusives If You Were Here and A Farmer's Choice.

Fleur currently lives in Esperance with her two children, an energetic kelpie and a Jack Russell terrier.

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9781760529284
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: November 2019
Page Extent: 352
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: Popular fiction