Long weekend read: The Goodbye Ride

The Escapades

It’s the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in Australia’s eastern states this weekend; it seemed to right time to publish an extract fromThe Goodbye Ride, a fresh, funny and poignant novella set over a Queen’s Birthday holiday in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Enjoy it this weekend, perhaps with a glass of your favourite wine!


Olivia Murphy had brass in pocket. One thousand dollars’ worth of brass to be exact—all hers and all hard-earned. Technically, the money was in her handbag not her pocket, but Liv wasn’t about to split hairs. The sun—for the moment at least—was shining, she’d given herself the day off tomorrow, and her parents were in Melbourne. She had the house to herself for four whole days.

Bliss.

The Langs’ place wasn’t far—just another few hundred metres’ walk out of town along the Hahndorf main street. She couldn’t see the glint of red, not yet. There were…

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