Lesley Curnow


What do you do when your world collapses − when the people you love fail you?.
Catherine Jennings arrives in a remote New Zealand village hoping to start a new life.

But she drags the past with her, plunging Chris, and his wife Anna, into a nightmare of old secrets and sudden death.

Both women must unravel their turbulent past before they can turn and face the future.

Things We Can’t Untie is a haunting, mysterious book that is difficult to put down.

The Novel has been well reviewed by readers on Amazon.com, gaining a four and a half star rating from thirty-three reviews.
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Things We Can't Untie - A great read

Wonderful to read a story based in New Zealand, great characters, great story, a page turner, I would highly recommend.
Wendy Bremner

Great Book

This was a very good book. Had me right from the first line. It's a touching book about people and life and relationships. You can almost feel the characters as you're reading.

A great New Zealand voice

I love history and social history in particular. I know NZ history fairly well and write about it myself. This is a modern social history novel, with deep secrets, personal trauma and the difficulties. But it is also a story of love, of friendship or rural, small town New Zealand with all its quirks and interesting characters. It's not a cliched story in any way and things go wrong before the come right and they come right in the most unlikely way. Worth reading.
Vicky Adin
Wonderful and Surprising
I am sure I bought this book for my Kindle simply because of the New Zealand setting, but once I started reading I could not set the story aside. I had no idea where it was going and was surprised at many turns. It is a moving story, with sadness, laughter, romance, sweetness, frustration, an occassional sense of fear about how things will turn out, and hope. The read was a wonderful adventure. I highly recommend it.
Ronni Nivala