Absolution Creek is Nicole Alexander's third book and I have no qualms in saying it is her breakthrough, her best yet. I totally loved this story and truly believe Nicole is destined to become Australia’s next great storyteller. In this page–turning cracker there are echoes of Bryce Courtenay, Judy Nunn, Di Morrissey and above all else an authenticity and style that it is uniquely Nicole’s. I can’t praise this book enough. From Brett Osmond, Random House.