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  • Published: 30 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781925324082
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
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The Ties That Bind




The Ties That Bind is an emotionally riveting debut novel about the power of a mother’s love and the bonds among family that, though severed, can never be fully broken.

The Ties That Bind is an emotionally riveting debut novel about the power of a mother’s love and the bonds among family that, though severed, can never be fully broken.

On opposite sides of the world, two lives are changed forever. One by the smallest bruise. The other by a devastating bushfire. And both by a shocking secret . . .

Miami art curator Courtney Hamilton and her husband David live the perfect life until their ten-year-old son Matthew is diagnosed with leukaemia. He needs a bone-marrow transplant but, with Courtney being adopted, the chances of finding a match within his family are slim.

Desperate to find a donor, Courtney tracks the scattered details of her birth 15,000 kilometres away, to the remote town of Somerset in the Victorian bush.

Meanwhile Jade Taylor wakes up in hospital in Somerset having survived the deadly bushfire that destroyed the family home and their beloved olive groves. Gone too are the landmarks that remind her of her mother, Asha, a woman whose repeated absences scarred her childhood.

As Jade rallies her fractured family to rebuild their lives, Courtney arrives in the burnt countryside to search for her lost parents - but discovers far more . . .

  • Pub date: 30 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781925324082
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the Author

Lexi Landsman

Lexi Landsman is an Australian author, television producer and journalist. She was born in South Africa and immigrated to Australia with her family at the age of eleven.

She began her career working as a print journalist, progressing to a newspaper editor of arts, books and lifestyle. She then moved into commercial television as a producer of factual and reality shows. She has worked on a range of award-winning documentary series that have aired in Australia and internationally.

Lexi has a Masters in Journalism and degrees in Media Arts and Production, and Drama Teaching. She has studied at the University of Sydney, the University of Technology, Sydney, the University of New South Wales and abroad at the University of Miami.

She lives in Sydney with her husband, their son and their dog.

Her debut novel, The Ties That Bind, was released in 2016. The Perfect Couple is her second book.

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