Thoroughly enjoyed this book.It covered 'grounds' I am very familiar with, having been born in Bathurst & many times visited Sofala & the Turon River. Lived in Lithgow for many years visiting the Hartley Valley & all the historical sites. A host of pleasant memories were reactivated by this read. 5 stars for that alone. However, the way in which the story unravelled I found exciting, which made it hard to put the book down. Now I want to find out what happened next!