It is the early 1970s. Lisa O'Connor is still haunted by her horrific past. The abuse she suffered at the hands of her brother-in-law and while incarcerated at the Parramatta Girls Home is about to come full circle. A police investigation into these crimes is now being carried out by Sydney detectives, throwing Lisa back into turmoil. Will the detectives believe her? Will justice ever catch up with her monstrous abusers? Or will they elude capture and punishment?
While under the care of a prominent psychiatrist, Lisa continues to heal from her ordeal. But a new, more sinister threat emerges. An unbalanced and menacing individual has set his sights on Lisa and will stop at nothing to have her. With her close friend Billy still on walkabout, and with her new life at Woori endangered, will she survive this time?
Sinister Intent, book two in the Red Dust series, picks up where the bestseller Splintered Heart left off. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Australian outback, and with its rich cast of characters, both old and new, this sequel is a masterful page turner. Packed full of suspense, romance, tragedy and loss, author Linda Dowling brings a young girl's saga alive again.