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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.
'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
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

Formats & editions

  • EBook


    May 27, 2015

    Penguin eBooks

    Online retailers

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

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Trade Paperback


    May 27, 2015

    Michael Joseph

    384 pages

    RRP $32.99

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

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Romance Readers Awards
    Favourite Romantic Suspense

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Return to Roseglen
Safe Harbour
Half Moon Bay
Burning Lies


The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Dragonfly In Amber
The Bear and The Nightingale
Swing Time
Fifty Shades Darker
Ready Player One
The Light Between Oceans
A Long Way from Home
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Uncommon Type
The Secret Vineyard
Animal Farm