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.



“Didn’t want this journey to end!” – Shari H.


“You caught me hook line and sinker. I was addicted from the first page.” – Agnes A.


“A great story about female friendship and finding your truth” – Garth A.



The last two years have been sheer hell for Aubrey. Her son convinces her that walking 800 kilometres across Spain via the Camino Frances would be good for her.


When she befriends Pam and Georgina, she realises focusing on their baggage, literal in every sense, is easier than facing her own truths.


But when Aubrey’s past comes knocking, she can no longer bury the memories that haunt her with someone else’s problems. She must confront her own demons, before her past consumes her. Before she loses what she most wants forever.

Camino Wandering is a fictional tale about the strength of three women, learning what it takes to know, support, and love each other – including themselves – no matter where the trail takes them.

This is a book every Camino traveller will want to have not just read, but as woman and a Camino walker, one we want to own and proudly have in our personal book collection, 

taking pride of place.

Agnes Allen

Captivated from start to finish … The bond between the three key characters captured the essence of people connecting on the Camino.

Meredith Atkinson
A cohesive novel… with characters I care about and a really stunning setting.
Seana Smith


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.