Christine Dibley: To The Sea

Christine Dibley To The Sea From debut Australian author Christine Dibley comes a stunning saga set on the sweeping coasts of Tasmania and Ireland. A dangerous yearning that echoes through generations, To The Sea is a call to the sea passed on from mother to daughter… lyrical, evocative and deeply engrossing.

On a clear summer’s day, Detective Inspector Tony Vincent answers a call-out to Rosetta – an idyllic Tasmanian beach house. Surrounded by family and calm waters, seventeen-year-old Zoe Kennett has inexplicably vanished.

As four storytellers share their version of what has led to this moment, they weave tales which span centuries and continents. But this is a missing persons case and to solve it, Tony needs facts, not fiction: how will such fables lead him to Zoe and to the truth?

As Tony’s investigation deepens, he is slowly drawn into a world where myth and history blur, and where women who risk everything for love must pay the price through every generation.

Born in outback New South Wales, Christine Dibley arrived in Tasmania thirty years ago and has been held there by that strange bond islands weave around their inhabitants. Christine raised four children while developing a career in the human services, primarily working with children, homeless people, refugees and aged people. She resigned her position as a CEO in the health industry four years ago to pursue full time writing. She continues to travel, most recently in Ireland, Scotland and Iceland. To the Sea is Christine’s first novel.

To The Sea is published by Pan Macmillan Australia and available from all leading book retailers including Angus & Robertson Bookworld.

Image: To The Sea by Christine Dibley