On My Wishlist: Dancing on Knives by Kate Forsyth

Australia Release Date: June 2, 2014 | Vintage Australia | eBook, Paperback

A damaged family and their generations of dangerous secrets.

At twenty, Sara is tormented by terror so profound she hasn't left her home in five years. Like the mermaid in the fairytale her Spanish grandmother once told her, Sara imagines she is dancing on knives. She feels suffocated by her family, especially her father – the famous artist Augusto Sanchez – whose volcanic passions dominate their lives.

Then one stormy night, her father does not come home. His body is found dangling from a cliff face. Astonishingly, he is still alive, but the mystery of his fall can only be solved by the revelation of long-held family secrets.

At once a suspenseful murder mystery and a lyrical love story, Dancing on Knives is about how family can constrict and liberate us, how art can be both joyous and destructive, and how strength can be found in the unlikeliest places.


  1. Oh my gosh this sounds so good! Hope it doesn't take too long to make it to the US!

  2. This sounds like a story that will want you turning the pages to find out what is going to happen next!

  3. Just finished reading this (NetGalley) last night, and Kate Forsyth is one of my favourite Australian authors.


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