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‘Out of Africa meets White Mischief… a bittersweet, entertaining mix of Hollywood, obsessive love and the unbearable longing for what is not possible.’ Australian Women’s Weekly Book of the Month

From the internationally bestselling author of Make Me an Idol, The Rain Queen and The Stone Angel.
Mara, a young Australian, marries a big-game hunter who lives on the spectacular grasslands of East Africa. Three years later, their safari lodge is in trouble - and so, too, is their marriage.

When a Hollywood movie crew descends to film on location, Mara knows this could be the lodge's salvation. She thrives on her sudden responsibility and independence, but she also finds herself dangerously attracted to the film's leading man.

From an internationally bestselling author comes this poignant love story set against the breathtaking backdrop of Tanzania. The Hunter's Wife is a powerful and moving story of a young woman's heartfelt struggle to reconcile duty and desire.

'Captures the very essence of East Africa... one of Australia's most respected women's fiction authors.' The Courier-Mail

'Beautifully written and a crowd-pleaser.' The Herald Sun

'A moving tale of love, duty and desire.' Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

'This book has just about everything . . . A deeply moving love story . . . In a word, unputdownable.' Weekly Times

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143202431

    November 23, 2009

    Penguin

    384 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • EBook

    9781742285030

    February 2, 2009

    Penguin eBooks

    384 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Romantic Book of the Year Award
    2010
    Shortlisted
    Romantic Elements

Also by Katherine Scholes

Congo Dawn
The Perfect Wife
Make Me an Idol
The Lioness
The Stone Angel
The Rain Queen

Recommendations

The Golden House
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Alphabet Sisters
Best Laid Plans
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Girl on the Train
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Golden Age
Swing Time
The Lavender Keeper
The Bear and The Nightingale
The Mistress
The Girls
Tiger Men
Fifty Shades Darker