Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter


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‘Beautifully written, unflinching and brimming with adventure.’ – Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne and Elektra’Immersive storytelling, a rollicking mystery and a take-no-prisoners heroine.’ – Stylist1896, Bannin Bay, Australia. When Charles Brightwell, the bay’s most prolific pearl diver, goes missing out at sea, his headstrong daughter, Eliza, refuses to believe her father is dead. As rumours about mutiny and murder swirl, Eliza starts to ask the questions nobody else dares to consider and sets out to discover the truth.But in a town teeming with corruption, prejudice, and blackmail, Eliza soon learns that the truth can cost more than pearls, and must decide just how much she is willing to pay for it . . .’Both a breathtaking adventure story and a moving testimony to the lengths we go to for the people we love, it swept me away from the first page.’ – Emma Stonex, author of The LamplightersLonglisted for the HWA Debut Crown Award 2022Times Best Historical Fiction Pick of 2022A Woman & Home Best Book of 2022Stylist Top Pick for 2022Compelling, imaginative and atmospheric, Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter is a truly mesmerising debut that marks Lizzie Pook as a name to watch.]]>