An unthinkably shocking event sends shockwaves through a tight-knit mother's group, testing their bonds and revealing closely-held secrets that threaten to shatter their lives in an explosive, enthralling debut novel about motherhood, friendship and love.
Fiona Higgins lives in Sydney and is a mother to three children under five. She has a career in philanthropy and social investment, helping high net worth individuals and families make strategic giving decisions for the benefit of the community. She lived in Indonesia for a year in 1997 after completing her university studies and became an Indonesian translator, before moving to rural Australia and getting married in 2005. She has been involved in the non-profit sector for 15 years, and currently serves on a number of boards including the Caledonia Foundation and the Royal Agricultural Society Foundation of NSW.
Her first book, Love in the Age of Drought, is a memoir about falling in love with a farmer, leaving Sydney and moving to rural Queensland. The Mothers' Group is her first novel.