Fiction. A group of tourists gather in Namibia. Some have come to holiday, others to murder. The travellers follow their tour guide Jono, a Zimbabwean historian and philosopher, from Cape Town into the Namib desert, learning ancient secrets of the Bushmen, the power of witchcraft and superstition, and even the origins of Nazi evil. A ragged bunch ranging from teenagers to retired couples, each member of the group faces a unique challenge as third world Africa is pitted against first world greed, thwarted desire and murderous intent. With the bones of consequence easily buried in the shifting sands, a holiday becomes a test of moral character. Unpredictable, flawed, fun-loving, courageous, bizarre, weak, kind-hearted and loathsome; the individuals in this novel exist beyond the page and into real life. Seamlessly weaving history and folklore into a plot of loss, passion and intrigue, the reader is kept informed and entertained as this psychological thriller unfolds.
Lisa de Nikolits is the award-winning author of five novels. Her first novel, THE HUNGRY MIRROR (Inanna Publications) won a 2011 IPPY Awards Gold Medal and was long-listed for a ReLit Award. WEST OF WAWA (Inanna Publications) won the 2012 IPPY Silver Medal and was a Chatelaine Editor's Pick. A GLITTERING CHAOS (Inanna Publications) won the 2014 Silver IPPY Silver Medal. THE WITCHDOCTOR'S BONES (Inanna Publications) was published in 2014, and BETWEEN THE CRACKS SHE FELL (Inanna Publications) was an IPPY Bronze Medal winner in 2015. Canadian Living magazine declared BETWEEN THE CRACKS SHE FELL "a must-read book of 2015." Lisa is a member of the Mesdames of Mayhem as well as a member of the Crime Writers of Canada, the Sisters in Crime, Toronto Chapter and the International Thriller Writers. She lives and works in Toronto. Author City: Toronto, ON CAN