About the book

When Cybelle, Jasmine and Michaela finish high school, they go their separate ways, but the distance between them is no match for the secrets, fears and hopes that bind them together. Cybelle has a stalker, an anxiety disorder and warring parents. Jasmine studies at a regional university and her social life explodes, but the guy she falls for is not what he seems. To make matters worse, her flatmate bullies her and Jasmine wonders whether there is anyone she can trust.

Michaela works at The Yellow Dinghy CafĂ© and meets Charlotte, who makes a scene during the morning rush. Peter, the owner-operator has been receiving threatening letters and Michaela suspects that Charlotte’s mother is responsible. After all, she’s using an assumed name and has been schmoozing with Peter. Or could it be Ben, who won’t take no for an answer? He’s been wining and dining wealthy older women and is wanted for petty theft all along the East Coast.

At the end of the year the three friends organise a fund-raiser for the New South Wales drought, which Jasmine has experienced first-hand. The night promises to be a success but disturbing revelations and petty jealousies loom large. Michaela always thought Cybelle had the perfect life and Jasmine, who is on scholarship resents being defined by her intellect. Can they resolve their problems and repair their friendship before it’s too late? And who is lurking in the shadows, determined to sabotage it all?