Read from October 27-30th 2013.
Synopsis: Sam is devastated when her partner, Ben, has an affair. More than a betrayal, it is a wound so deep her life seems to simply stop, and she has trouble moving on.
Sam tries to confront Rachel, the woman Ben cheated with, but leaves it too late. Rachel has gone, has had her own marriage end because of the affair, and instead Sam meets Rachel’s husband, Tim. Sam hasn’t thought of the other person caught in all of this, but now she begins to. She and Tim have a lot in common. Tim is struggling, as overcome as Sam. Shocked, battered by what has happened, doubting themselves, Sam and Tim begin to find some comfort in one another’s hesitant friendship.
Sam wants to put Ben behind her, and get on with her life, but that may be harder than it seems. Ben wants her back, and Rachel won’t stop hanging around Tim, and everything just seems to keep getting more complicated when all Sam wants is a little peace.
Grey Jack Road is a novel about relationships, and how they end, and about living with the consequences of other people’s actions. It is a story of devastating endings, but also of hope and healing, and of the strength of the bonds between people. Grey Jack Road is set on a farm near Canberra, in the Snowy Mountains district of New South Wales, in Australia. Continue reading