The Ripping Tree is an intense, sharp shiver of a novel, which brings to mind such diverse influences as The Turn of the Screw, Rebecca and the film Get Out as much as it evokes The Secret River. Set in the early 1800s Australia, this is a powerful and gripping tale of survival written in Nikki Gemmell's signature lyrical and evocative prose, examining the darkness at the heart of early colonisation.
Unsettling, audacious, thrilling and unputdownable.
Nikki Gemmell is the international bestselling author of thirteen novels, including The Bride Stripped Bare, and four works of non-fiction, most recently her memoir of her mother's death, After. Her books have been translated in 22 languages.
Author in-conversation with facilitator Suzanne Leal.