Di Morrissey: The Last Paradise

AAR Pan Macmillan Australia The Last Paradise 310A heartwarming story of a young woman’s strength, resilience and courage that will inspire all women, Australia’s favourite storyteller, Di Morrissey, returns with her twenty-seventh novel, The Last Paradise.

Grace has the perfect life: a job she loves, a beautiful daughter and a rich, successful husband. But one night, when their world falls apart in a shocking disaster, Grace suddenly sees what she couldn’t admit – her marriage and her husband are a fraud.

With the life she knew in tatters, she takes an assignment promoting the launch of a unique luxury hotel, hidden in a stunning, untouched oasis in the heart of tourist-crazed Bali.

The story of a marriage which isn’t all it seems. Did Grace make the wrong choice? What is her husband hiding behind the facade?

Here, in this last paradise, Grace gathers the strength to take charge of her world. And, inspired by a woman’s story from long ago, she discovers a path to a future she’d never dared to imagine.

Morrissey has long been admired for her keen ability to evoke a sense of time and place. The Last Paradise captures Australia’s ongoing fascination with Bali and gently explores the consequences of its booming tourism industry.


Di Morrissey is one of the most successful and prolific authors Australia has ever produced. She trained as a journalist, working in newspapers, magazines, television, film, theatre and advertising around the world. Her fascination with different countries, their landscape, their cultural, political and environmental issues, has been the catalyst for her novels which are all inspired by a particular landscape.

Di lives with her partner, Boris Janjic, in the Manning Valley, NSW. In 2017, in recognition of her achievements, Di was inducted into the Australian Book Industry Awards Hall of Fame with the Lloyd O’Neil Award. In 2019, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.


The Last Paradise is published by Pan Macmillan Australia and is available from all leading book retailers including Booktopia.

Image: The Last Paradise – courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia

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