Author(s): Kim Lock
A life lived in the shadows. A love that should never have been hidden. In the small town of Gawler, South Australia, the tang of cut grass and eucalyptus mingles on the warm air. The neat houses perched under the big gum trees on Church Street have been home to many over the years. Years of sprinklers stuttering over clipped lawns, children playing behind low brick walls. Family barbecues. Gossipy neighbours. Arguments. Accidents. Births, deaths, marriages. This ordinary street has seen it all. Until the arrival of newlyweds Thomas and Elsie Mullet. And when one day Elsie spies a face in the window of the silent house next door, nothing will ever be ordinary again... In Kim Lock's third novel of what really goes on behind closed doors, she weaves the tale of three people with one big secret; a story of fifty years of friendship, betrayal, loss and laughter in a heartwarming depiction of love against the odds. PRAISE FOR THE THREE OF US "Delightfully sweet and tender with moments of tragic poignancy, this is a wise and compelling Australian story with a vivid and tangible sense of time and place. I fell head over heels for Elsie, Thomas and Aida and was desperate for them to prevail against all odds on their tumultuous journey." NICOLA MORIARTY, author of The Fifth Letter "With great care and compassion for the lives and losses of human beings, Kim Lock artfully weaves this moving and surprising story of the simple complexity of relationships and how they shape us" SOPHIE GREEN, author the bestselling The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Bookclub "The Three of Us is a beautiful story about love against all odds. Heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measures." EMMA VISKIC, author of the award-winning Resurrection Bay
Kim Lock was born in 1981. She is the author of two previous novels Like I can Love and Peace, Love and Khaki Socks. Her non-fiction has appeared in the Guardian, Daily Life, and the Sydney Morning Herald online. She lives in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, with her partner and their children, a dog and a couple of cats.