The Pearler’s Wife
It is 1912, and Maisie Porter is on the deck of the SS Oceanic, leaving England for Australia’s far north-west to marry her cousin Maitland, a wealthy pearling magnate – and a man she has never met.
Also on board is William Cooper, the Royal Navy’s top man, who has been hired by the government as one of twelve ‘white’ divers to replace the predominantly Asian pearling crews.
Maitland is harbouring deadly secrets. And when Cooper and the divers sail out to harvest the pearl shell, they are in great danger – and not just from the unpredictable and perilous ocean.