> Skip to content

A gripping new novel of high drama and desire by Australia's award-winning master of romantic suspense.

In steamy northern Queensland, Conor is rebuilding his shattered life. Working at Cooktown's youth centre has given him the chance to make a difference again, and the opportunity to flirt with Dr Kristy Dark. The local GP is hiding her own secrets and struggling to raise her feisty teenage daughter alone.

When a severe cyclone menaces the coast, threatening to destroy everything in its path, tensions come to a head – and the weather is not the only danger. Cut off from the world and with her life on the line, Kristy will have to summon her courage and place her trust in Conor, or they'll both lose someone they love.
Praise for Helene Young
'This amazing writer of romantic suspense never ceases to thrill.' Good Reads
'I don't think there's a better romantic suspense writer out there at the moment.' 1 Girl 2 Many Books

'Helene Young just keeps getting better.' Write Note Reviews

'Helene Young has been compared to Nora Roberts ... and she doesn't disappoint.' New Idea


Helene Young is so incredibly consistent and each time I pick up one of her books I really know I'm going to enjoy the ride.

1 Girl ... Too Many Books

If romantic suspense is your thing, look no further than Helene Young's latest novel, Northern Heat. It ticks all the boxes for me. It's suspenseful, exciting, thought-provoking ... it's a winner. I can't wait to see what Young comes up with next.

Write Note Reviews

Well told, sexy adventure that rolls right along.

Coffs Coast Advocate

One of my top ten reads of 2015.

Book Muster Down Under

With Northern Heat Helene Young firmly establishes herself as one of the leading queens of rural romance.

Cheryl Akle, Better Reading

Well told, sexy adventure.

Coffs Coast Advocate

Read More

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback


    May 27, 2015

    Michael Joseph

    384 pages

    RRP $32.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    May 27, 2015

    Penguin eBooks

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle AU
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Romance Readers Awards
    Favourite Romantic Suspense

Also by Helene Young