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Meaghan and I have just signed off on the novel cover for The Water Diviner, along with Pan Macmillan and eOne. The team at Pan Macmillan has been a dream to work with from the outset. Bolinda Publishing is about to record the audiobook with a secret narrator.

The Water Diviner cover art

The Water Diviner cover art

The back blurb reads:

“Constantinople, 1919. Joshua Connor, an Australian farmer, arrives in Turkey to fulfill a pledge made on his wife’s grave – to find the bodies of their three sons, lost in battle at Gallipoli, and bring them home.

In the enemy city Connor meets Orhan, a mischievous Turkish boy, and his mother Ayshe, who is struggling to keep her family hotel afloat and rebuild her life after the war.

Connor can trace life-giving water under the earth, but finding his sons at Gallipoli seems impossible when faced with the gruesome landscape of sun-bleached bones and rotting uniforms. But a Turkish officer gives the broken father hope where there was none – Connor’s eldest son may still be alive.

As Connor risks his life travelling into the heart of Anatolia one question haunts him: If his son is alive why hasn’t he come home?”

Look out for The Water Diviner book in all your favourite bookstores, online and as a audiobook from December 9.