KALI NAPIER worked in Bangladesh as an anthropologist on gender programs before working as an Aboriginal family history researcher for the Queensland government and as a Native Title anthropologist in the mid-west of Western Australia, the setting for THE SECRETS AT OCEAN'S EDGE. The novel was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award, as was her first manuscript - also a finalist in the Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program. Kali is currently an MPhil candidate in creative writing at the University of Queensland. She now lives in Queensland with her two children.
I absolutely loved it. Totally gripping, beautifully written, the characterisation is superb. An absolutely stunning book. - MELISSA ASHLEY, The Birdman's Wife An engaging mystery while also being an absorbing tale of family secrets, lies, betrayal and sacrifice. The story brims with authenticity that comes from painstaking research. The gradual release of information about the family combines to create a level of suspense that is sustained and that kept me guessing until the very end. The author knows how to keep a secret, how to pass on a secret and how - and when - to divulge a secret. - CASS MORIARTY A story layered with all the hallmarks that make for an Australian classic. I loved this incredible novel. I enjoyed every beautifully evocative sentence . . . I didn't want it to end. - THERESA SMITH, Australian Women Writers Challenge Paints a vivid picture of post-WWI Australia... The secrets multiply as the story progresses... an absorbing historical piece that also delves deeply into the emotional lives of its flawed and fascinating characters. - GAIL CLEARE