He suddenly turns to look directly at her. ‘You following your own songline, or singing someone else’s, Kate?” (As the River Runs, Stephen Scourfield, p233)

I loved this book and a review will be forthcoming as soon as I am able to type for a longer period (tennis elbow, say no more). Here’s the blurb:

Astheriverruns_web_mainednAs The River Runs is a powerful ode to one of Australia’s most stunning regions, from an author who writes with red dust in his veins. A secret plan is being cooked up to bring water from the monsoonal north of Australia to the south. But Government minister Michael Mooney needs to find out what opposition he might face around the river valley. He sends Kate Kennedy, his young, career-minded Chief of Staff, and political fixer Jack Cole on a ‘fact-finding’ trip. Ex-greenie Dylan Ward is their guide. Respected by both the mining industry and Aboriginal elder Vincent Yimi, Dylan is unaware that he has been compromised until their journey takes some unexpected turns. But as they travel through the wild river country, Kate begins to see Dylan and the world around her in a new light.

For those who don’t live in Australia (and even if you do), the book trailer will give you a peek the landscape of the vast Kimberley region. I haven’t been there. Reading Scourfield’s book has ensured the area is on my bucket list.

What do you think? Sound like something you’d read?


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



Monique Mulligan

Monique Mulligan

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  1. I love the teaser, it’s so direct and confrontational yet it definitely stirrs up some thoughts! I really want to visit Australia, it’s landscape is beautiful. This cover is really stunning as well! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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    1. I think they were my favourite lines in the novel. Makes you wonder whose beat you are dancing to …
      Thanks for stopping by Write Note Reviews.

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