A Shadow's Breath
Then, things were looking up for Tessa. Her mum was finally getting back on track. Tessa had started seeing Nick. She was making new friends. She'd even begun to paint again. Now, Tessa and Nick are trapped in the car after a corner taken too fast. Injured, stranded in the wilderness, at the mercy of the elements, the question becomes one of survival. But Tessa isn't sure if she wants to be found. Not after what she saw. Not after what she remembered.
Nicole Hayes is back in her hometown of Melbourne after stints living in England, France, Japan, Hawaii and Canberra. When she's not yelling at the Hawks on TV or sharing hosting duties on the all-female AFL podcast, The Outer Sanctum, she teaches writing and writes fiction, essays and scripts. Her debut novel, The Whole of My World, was published in 2013 and was shortlisted for a Young Australians Best Book Award and longlisted for the Gold Inky Award. One True Thing, her second novel, won the Children's Peace Literature Award and was shortlisted for the WA Premier's Book Awards. She has also co-edited an anthology of footy stories, From the Outer- Footy Like You've Never Heard It, with Alicia Sometimes. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, two daughters and a dog called Brody.