Walking in the Shadow

Carmen Radtke (Author)


Quail Island, 1909. Jimmy Kokupe is the miracle man.

On a small, wind-blasted island off the east coast of New Zealand a small colony of lepers is

isolated but not abandoned, left to live out their days in relative peace thanks to the charity of

the townspeople and the compassion of the local doctor and matron of the hospital.

Jimmy Kokupe is a miracle: he's been cured. But he still carries the stigma, which makes life

back on the mainland dangerous and lonely. To find a refuge, he's returned to the camp to

care for his friend, fellow patient old Will, and disturbed young Charley.

Healed of his physical ailments and dreaming of the girl he once planned to follow to a new

life in Australia, Jimmy meets 'the lady', the island caretaker's beautiful but troubled wife

who brings their food. Can she help Jimmy forget his difficult past and overcome his own

prejudices towards his mixed parentage, and find the courage to risk living in freedom?

For fans of Victoria Hislop

Product Details

Carmen Radtke
Publish Date
June 02, 2020
5.98 X 9.02 X 0.64 inches | 0.93 pounds

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About the Author

Carmen Radtke has spent most of her life with ink on her fingers and a dangerously high pile of books and newspapers by her side. She has worked as a newspaper reporter on two continents and always dreamt of becoming a novelist and screenwriter. When she found herself crouched under her dining table, typing away on a novel between two earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, she realised she was hooked for life. "The Case of the Missing Bride" is a former Malice Domestic finalist, inspired by a true event. Its heroine Alyssa Chalmers will soon return in "Glittering Death". When Carmen is not writing, reading or dreaming of travel, she is busy acting as resident cat servant. She's currently working on her first contemporary crime novel. Follow Carmen on Bookbub: https: //www.bookbub.com/profile/carmen-radtke Or on Twitter: @carmenradtke1 Her website (very much a work in progress) is carmenradtke.com