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I recently talked to author Sarah Barrie, writer of romantic suspense and paranormal romance. Sarah lives in the NSW Central Coast’s rural area but also has a great love for Tasmania having visited a couple of times, travelling from ‘top to bottom’ with her two children. Places that Sarah’s family particularly enjoyed were Mt Field, Cradle Mountain and New Norfolk.

That love of Tasmania is manifested in her new book ‘Blood Tree River’ which is set in Tasmania’s fictional Calico Mountains.

Sarah’s protagonist Indie is a police officer investigating the disappearance of a number of girls working on the remote Calico Mountain station. Solving the mystery is of particular importance to Indie who saw the results of traumatic crime in her own family and as a police officer wants to prevent anyone going through the pain she endured.

To complicate her investigation Indie is drawn romantically to the part owner of Calico Mountains Logan Atherton, an enigmatic figure and also the prime suspect in the case of the missing girls, who were all in his employ. Sarah has written an original and gripping mystery with a stunning Tasmanian backdrop.

When she’s not writing Sarah is busy in the farmhouse, doing the primary school pick up and working as editor for Australian equestrian magazine while her husband works in the orchard.

Blood Tree River is out now published by Harlequin.