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Gulf Between The, Alterio,  Maxine
Gulf Between The
Maxine Alterio

Paperback $32.99 - Penguin NZ
Fiction - Published: 2/Apr/2019 - ISBN: 9780143773313

Love, lies and disenchantment lead to a menacing showdown in this suspense-filled novel.A foreigner is seriously injured not far from Julia's safe Queenstown hideaway. Why does he have her name in his wallet? His unexpected arrival takes Julia back forty-five years to London, where as an impulsive young woman she'd first met Benito Moretti. A meeting that was to change her life, taking her to the glittering Gulf of Naples. There, in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Julia found herself pitted against her belligerent mother-in-law and Benito?s sinister brother in a lethal battle for her husband and children.We?re all as sick as our secrets, she remembered her father saying. Words that still haunt her. Maxine Alterio is a novelist, short story writer and academic mentor. She graduated from the University of Otago with a Master of Arts in Education and from Victoria University of Wellington with a PhD in Creative Writing. In 2010 she received an Ako Aotearoa Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching award. Her first novel, Ribbons of Grace, shortlisted for the 2008 Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers? Choice Award, topped the national bestsellers list for several months. Maxine won the Seresin Landfall/Otago University Press Residency in 2013. A journey back into the past, to the other side of the world . . .

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