As the sequel to The Bark Cutters, this book develops more of the complex characters, in particular Sarah who is having difficulty accepting her passion and love for the family cattle station, Wangallon. Her love for Anthony becomes overshadowed by the terms of her grandfathers Will and her discovery of a half brother in Scotland who wants his inheritance. The story is well crafted with many twists and turns but moves at a slow pace until the conclusion. The characters are all somewhat shallow and this made it difficult to empathise with anyone. However, in the tradition of a fine family saga, all turns out well in the end with a fitting conclusion.