The Diary

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She holds a diary in her hand. Its contents terrify her, What awful tale does it tell?
She must read it to see what is hidden but cannot bring herself to do so.
She hides it away and passes responsibility to another.

A fisherman finds an unidentified head in a waterhole in north Australia.
Who is this man that no one knows?
What first appeared to be a crocodile attack turns into murder. More
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About Graham Wilson

Graham Wilson lives in Sydney Australia. He has completed and published nine separate books, and also a range of combined novel box sets.

They comprise two series,
1. The Old Balmain House Series
2. The Crocodile Spirit Dreaming Series

along with a family memoir. Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope

The first series starts with a novel called The Old Balmain House, based on an old a weatherboard cottage in Sydney where the author lived. Here a photo was discovered of a small girl who lived and died about 100 years ago. The book imagines the story of her life and family, based in the real Balmain, an early inner Sydney suburb, with it's locations and and historical events providing part of the story background. The second novel in this series, Lizzie's Tale builds on The Old Balmain House setting, It is the story of a working class teenage girl who lives in this same house in the 1950s and 1960s, It tells of how, when she becomes pregnant she is determined not to surrender her baby for adoption, and of her struggle to survive in this unforgiving society. The third novel in this series, Devil's Choice, follows the next generation of the family in Lizzie's Tale. Lizzie's daughter is faced with the awful choice of whether to seek the help of one of her mother's rapists' in trying to save the life of her own daughter who is inflicted with an incurable disease.

The Crocodile Spirit Dreaming Series comprises five novels based in Outback Australia. The first novel Just Visiting. tells the story of an English backpacker, Susan, who visits the Northern Territory and becomes captivated and in great danger from a man who loves crocodiles. The second book in the series, Creature of an Ancient Dreaming, (previously The Diary), follows the consequences of the first book based around the discovery of this man's remains and his diary and Susan, being placed on trial for murder. The third book, The Empty Place, is about Susan's struggle to retain her sanity in jail while her family and friends desperately try to find out what really happened on that fateful day before it is too late. In Lost Girls Susan vanishes and it tells the story of the search for her and four other lost girls whose passports were found in the possession of the man she killed. The final book in the series, Sunlit Shadow Dance is the story of a girl who appears in a remote aboriginal community in North Queensland, without any memory except for a name. It tells how she rebuilds her life from an empty shell and how, as fragments of the past return, with them come dark shadows that threaten to overwhelm her.

The book, Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope, is the story of the author's own life in the Northern Territory. It tells of his childhood in an aboriginal community in remote Arnhem Land, in Australia's Northern Territory, one of its last frontiers. It tells of the people, danger and beauty of this place, and of its transformation over the last half century with the coming of aboriginal rights and the discovery or uranium. It also tells of his surviving an attack by a large crocodile and of his work over two decades in the outback of the NT.

Books are published as ebooks by Smashwords, Amazon, Kobo, Ibooks and other major ebook publishers. Some books are available in print through Amazon Create Space.

Graham is in the early stages of planning a memoir about his family's connections with Ireland called Memories Only Remain and also is compiling information for a book about the early NT cattle industry, its people and its stories.

Graham writes for the creative pleasure it brings him. He is particularly gratified each time an unknown person chooses to download and read something he has written and write a review - good or bad, as this gives him an insight into what readers enjoy and helps him make ongoing improvements to his writing.

In his non writing life Graham is a veterinarian who work in wildlife conservation and for rural landholders. He lived a large part of his life in the Northern Territory and his books reflect this experience.

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Reviews

Review by: Jack Baker on May 05, 2014 :
Agree with comments of other reviewers about great plot and story gets you in. And yes, edits and tidying. Most of all, "The Diary" and "Just Visiting" have an authenticity of place and character. Wilson knows the natural environment and how to spin a yarn out of it.
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Review by: eddieR on March 16, 2014 :
I gave the first book "Just Visiting" five stars and the same for this. It is a great read from a new author who I have discovered. After book1 I thought I could guess where this would go and it was even better than expected with new twists. It will improve further with editing from this early draft but already one to remember. Hurry up with No 3
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Review by: vivascarlett on March 13, 2014 :
I really enjoyed this continuation of Just Visiting, and cant wait for the next part of the story.
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Review by: Amanda Ryan on March 12, 2014 :
I just love this author and this story. As a first draft there is clearly lots of room for improvement and tidying up with editing but the basic story has got me in, and the character of Susan as a person trapped by circumstances and logical but bad decisions is gripping. Her increasing social isolation and mental deterioration is an angle I had not thought of with such a bright and bubbly character in Book 1. My only suggestion is that a bit more work is needed on the logical consistency and flow of the story from Just Visiting to this book
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