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Shallow Breath


How far would you go to save someone you love?

Two years ago, Desi Priest made a horrific mistake and destroyed her family.

Now, she is coming home to make amends: to her daughter Maya, who’s nurturing her own dangerous plan; to her brother Jackson, who blames himself; and to her close friend Pete, who has spent years shielding her from a devastating truth.

But as Desi returns to her beloved house by the ocean, there is a stranger waiting for her. Someone who needs her help. Someone whose arrival will reveal a chain of secrets hidden for over twenty years.

And one by one the family will be forced to confront the possibility that they have somehow got things terribly, tragically wrong …

Set across five continents, Shallow Breath is a compelling novel of dashed dreams and second chances. But most of all it is a story about love, and what it really means to be free.

Praise for Shallow Breath

'Gripping, touching and close to my heart. I was hooked from start to finish.' Favel Parrett, author of Past the Shallows

'The narrative burden shifts between characters, all of whom have winning strengths and credible frailties, and the action emanates from these qualities with effortless suspense and dramatic power'
Sydney Morning Herald

'There is a vitality and urgency to the pace of Shallow Breath that catapults the reader right into the heart of the action.' Australian Women's Weekly

'Beautifully researched and written with enormous passion ... the perfect holiday companion for those wanting to lose themselves in a good story.' The West Australian

'Well-crafted psychological suspense' Saturday Age

'An absorbing novel about the loneliness of secrets and how love yearns to be free of them.' Canberra Times

'another taut, suspenseful read bursting with family secrets and hope...Shallow Breath is one of those books you want to dive into and not come back out of until it's finished.'
Monique Mulligan, Write Note Reviews

Christine and Mary Walsh

Sara Foster has written five critically acclaimed novels: Come Back to Me, Beneath the Shadows, Shallow Breath, All That is Lost Between Us and The Hidden Hours. She was born and raised in England, and moved to Australia in 2004. She lives in Perth with her husband and two children.

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