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‘I’m sure I heard it,’ I said. ‘It’s Axle, howling.’
‘Axle’s gone, Tori.’ My uncle shoved his secateurs in the back pocket of his baggy trousers. ‘I know it’s hard,’ he said. ‘Especially when we’ve never found his body.’
But Tori has heard a dog howling. Did he imagine it? Is it, as his cousin Bronte believes, Axle’s ghost? Or could Axle be alive, after all?
Flood strikes the idyllic vineyard property of Eden Glassie, and the raging river sweeps away the family’s dogs. All are returned except Axle, Tori’s beagle. But a dog sounding like Axle can be heard howling from the other side of the swollen river. Tori risks a midnight swim across to find his dog, but instead finds something much more troubling and sinister…
Deep Water is the first in the exciting series of mysteries set on the vineyard property of Eden Glassie.
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Short listed for:
WA Premier’s Book Awards, 2003
West Australian Young Readers Book Awards, 2005