Author(s): Ambelin Kwaymullina; Ezekiel Kwaymullina
An extraordinary thriller, told from the perspective of two Aboriginal protagonists, which weaves together themes of grief, colonial history, violence, love and family.
Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since she died.
Her dad, a detective, is the only one who can see and hear her, and he's drowning in grief. Only a suspected murder, and a mystery to solve, might save them both.
And they have a potential witness: Isobel Catching. Aboriginal by birth, like Beth, she seems lost and isolated in the world.
But as the two get closer, Isobel's strange tale of glass-eyed monsters and stolen colours will intertwine with Beth's investigation - and reveal something dark and terrible at the heart of this Australian town . . .
There's Beth, and there's Catching. Beth is dead but is hanging around because her father is hardly able to function in his grief. Catching is in the hospital and lives inside her visions. Beth and her dad are in Catching's town because he's a police detective and is there to solve a mystery, but the mystery they begin to uncover is much darker than they anticipated.
This is a fascinating story that combines myth and mystery and keeps the reader wondering. - Kathleen, @ Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop. 2018.