Chilling secrets buried deep in wild bushland

Under the Midnight Sky

When an injured teenager goes missing at a remote bushland campground, local journalist Abby Bardot is determined to expose the area’s dark history. The girl bears a striking resemblance to the victims of three brutal murders that occurred twenty years ago and Abby fears the killer is still on the loose.

When an injured teenager goes missing at a remote bushland campground, local journalist Abby Bardot is determined to expose the area’s dark history. The girl bears a striking resemblance to the victims of three brutal murders that occurred twenty years ago and Abby fears the killer is still on the loose.

But the newspaper Abby works for wants to suppress the story for fear it will scare off tourists to the struggling township. Haunted by her own turbulent memories, Abby is desperate to learn the truth and enlists the help of Tom Gabriel, a reclusive crime writer. At first resentful of Abby’s intrusion, Tom’s reluctance vanishes when they discover a hidden attic room in his house that shows evidence of imprisonment from half a century before.

As Abby and Tom sift through the attic room and discover its tragic history, they become convinced it holds the key to solving the bushland murders and finding the missing girl alive.

But their quest has drawn out a killer, someone with a shocking secret who will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

What readers are saying about Under The Midnight Sky

“Wow! Aussie author Anna Romer’s latest novel, Under the Midnight Sky, is an absolute screamer! The chilling twists, the secrets buried so deeply the years flew by without knowledge by police or anyone else. The innocent and the lost; the heartache; the fear and terror – all blended perfectly to form a novel which made my heart race. A perfect psychological thriller which I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend.”

Brenda, Goodreads

“Romer’s descriptive prose is so evocative that the reader can just about smell the eucalyptus trees and hear the birdsong that characterises the Australian bush.
Romer’s plot is intriguing, with twists and turns and red herrings that keep the reader guessing right up to the dramatic climax. An atmospheric tale of tragedy and hope that will appeal to lovers of good Aussie fiction.”

Marianne – Goodreads

“Under the Midnight Sky is atmospheric and moving. Anna Romer is one of the great story tellers of our time.”

Veronica, The Burgeoning Bookshelf

“I picked this novel up and couldn’t put it down. There are long-held secrets to uncover and plenty of twists before the end of the story. I liked the way in which Ms Romer pulled the threads together. I’ve read all four of Ms Romer’s novels, and while I’ve enjoyed each of them, this is the best yet!”

Jennifer, Goodreads