Amateur sleuth and reluctant aura reader, Tara Sharp, returns in a new adventure. This time she’s looking after a difficult rock star in Bris-vegas and it’s not just him or his crazy fans she’s got to look out for – there’s danger and intrigue aplenty when you’re playing with the sharks of the music business.
Tara Sharp is back again in this frightening foray into the music industry. Things are a bit hot for Tara Sharp in Perth, so she jumps at the chance to leave town when a music promoter offers her a gig looking after a difficult rock star who’s performing in Brisbane. It’s not Tara’s usual line of work but the money is good and she’s a sucker for a backstage pass. Respite from her mother – with all her not-so-subtle hints about ‘eligible young men’ and ‘suitable jobs’ – is also a plus, as is the time and distance to resolve her mixed up feelings about the men in her life.
Reviewed by Joelene Pynnonen
Gareth Ford has never been perfect. His wife has left him because he can’t make an emotional commitment. Despite a high-paying job his main vices, horses and alcohol, keep him perpetually in debt. And the job is as close as he can get to self-exile. Even so, he would never betray the remote gold mine that he works for. Unfortunately for him, the gang robbing the mine don’t need him to betray it; they just need …
Marianne Delacourt is the alter ego of internationally published SF writer Marianne de Pierres. As Marianne Delacourt she won a 2009 Davitt award for Best Australian Crime Novel.