Dancing on Knives
By Kate Forsyth
Publisher: Random House Australia
This is the first of Kate Forsyth’s books that I have read, and I was hooked from the first page. Dancing on Knives is an extremely well written, and crafted story of a family haunted by their own personal demons, as well as those carried by the family.
The story is revealed over the Easter long weekend, with the disappearance of Augusto, a passionate father, artist, and womaniser.
Sara, is tormented by a terror, which has left her homebound for five years, and the story unfolds, with her facing her fears and unravelling the secrets of the family.
Filling in the characters are Sara’s brothers and half-sister, each with their own fears and secrets.
While all is revealed through the story, the magic of the book, is the character development and the craft in which the story is told. The passion of Sara and Augusto are particularly vivid throughout the novel.
Heath writes reviews regularly for newspapers and magazines.