by Helga Zeiner
It’s 1978 and Johanna loves her adventurous new husband, Kurt, with all of her young, naive heart. She’ll follow him anywhere—even far from their home in Germany to a small mining town deep in the Australian bush. Traveling across rocky seas, Kurt begins to unravel, revealing his true, disturbing personality.
Alone and isolated from friends and family, Johanna struggles to navigate her husband’s increasingly violent temper and manipulative behavior. Exploited to help him dig in the mines for the legendary black opal, Johanna faces a miserable life, filled with fear and abuse. Her fate seems sealed—unless she kills him first.