BOOK CLUB: Wood For The Trees

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Wood for The Trees by Ian Belshaw is an easy read with characters you can relate to.

Luke Barkley has an obsession with old-time bushrangers.  He can only see the romance of their lives and disregards the fact that they were simply lawbreakers that stole and often killed innocent people. 

Luke decides to live his life as a modern-day bushranger and follows the lead of bushrangers from the past.  Things don’t go quite as he had planned and he begins to see that perhaps this lifestyle was not as romantic as he had thought. 

His good upbringing starts to cause conflict with his bushranger life…but he is in too deep.

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Stephen Owens has spent his life as a police officer and finds himself hunting down this modern-day bushranger.  As he becomes more involved in the case he also has personal concerns for his marriage. 

Somehow things are just not the same. There is a breakdown in communication between him and his wife that he decides he will work on and repair. But, he sidelines that until after he captures his criminal.

As Luke and Stephen’s paths finally cross nothing goes the way either of them wanted or expected.

This was a story that was a great weekend read.  A story that’s very real.  I felt that I understood exactly where both main characters were coming from.

A selection of our Beauty and Lace Club Members are reading Wood for The Trees by Ian Belshaw. You can read their comments below, or add your own review.

ISBN: 9781922444011 / Publisher: Shawline Publishing Group

18 thoughts on “BOOK CLUB: Wood For The Trees

  1. Honestly, I struggled to get into this book, I think perhaps it needs to move faster at the start because it just didn’t do it for me, I had to pick it up several times and couldn’t get into it, sorry!

  2. Thank you Beauty and Lace for giving me the opportunity to read this suspense novel based on Australian Bush rangers.

    I was extremely fascinated by the storyline at the start and was wondering what would make someone do that but I have to say even though the characters were strong I didn’t particularly liked the style of writting.
    It was a bit of struggle to finish the book but can’t just leave a book unread. I also found that there was no proper conclusion to this story, I was expecting more to the story.

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