They’re on the run. She doesn’t know why.


Grace has been running since she was five. If only she knew why and who they were running from. At seventeen, she’s relieved when she and her father stop long enough in Sydney for her to finish high school.


If she can stay alive that long. Her father has never been father of the year.

Through her friendship with Lowell, Grace learns about trust. But a friendship with Lowell means taking risks.


Life-altering risks.


As her friendship with Lowell deepens so, too, do the nightmares. First there’s the red suitcase. Then a phone. And what’s with all the blood?


The bigger question?


Will Grace take the risk to find out what it all means?


From the author of ‘Camino Wandering’ comes a gripping suspense which will have you on the edge of your seat, cheering on this young woman as she discovers her truth.



In 2011, Tara ditched the corporate desk, emptied her nest in 2017 and travelled the world, full time for three years, working as a travel writer and photographer. Today, Tara lives in Tasmania, where she has pivoted her writing focus to fiction, writing about women overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges, revealing who they are and what they’re made of. 


In 2016, Tara received a Highly Commended Award for her short story, ‘The Wolf in Central Park’, a modern twist on Little Red Riding Hood. 


‘Camino Wandering,’ her debut novel, was released in December 2020.  Beneath the Surface is Tara’s second novel.