The Legacy of Old Gran Parks

“Worth every one of the five stars I’ve given it. Just buy it, it’s brilliant.” Anita Waller

has a wonderfully dark, nasty feel to it…This book is chilling. The women in it don’t mess about…” – Bookworm Hole

“the narration was just addictive.” – Big Book Little Book 


About The Legacy of Old Gran Parks

Southern Australia, 1983. While Middle-aged stalwart Miriam rolls into town in her broken down car, Frankie – a deer hunter – is up in the forested hinterland with her gun.

Meanwhile, fisherwoman Old Pearl sits on her front deck with her dog, a glass of whiskey in her hand, and Emily, the English backpacker, scrubs out the pie-encrusted kitchen at the roadhouse.

But all is not well.

Gran Parks is stirring.

Four troubled women. One restless spirit.

Who will survive?


Selected Reviews of The Legacy of Old Gran Parks

“Along with its compelling story and intriguing cast, the author utilises some terrific descriptive writing to really bring her story and setting to life. I would recommend this book very highly, and would describe its setting as one of the most well-realised sinister small towns I have had the pleasure of visiting for a very long time.” – Jon Richter, author of Deadly Burial

The Legacy of Old Gran Parks is unique, extremely idiosyncratic and bathed in perfect prose. Blackthorn doesn’t just focus on “writing” a novel – she writes with such eloquence that one finds it difficult to critique her tempo and narrative techniques. Blackthorn’s writing style flows like a river in a barren land. Unobstructed. Understated. Unequalled.” – Renier Palland

The Legacy of Old Gran Parks is a very unique, very fascinating but ultimately savage and dark read that I very much enjoyed. If you are a fan of Tarantino movies, you are more than likely going to enjoy this book which starts out a little bit eerie and odd and then turns violent and dark. It was a book unlike any I have read before but I actually really loved it. And the narration was just addictive.” – Big Book Little Book 

“The dark humour, gritty scenes and unusual characters all combine to make an entertaining read….Like the recently successful Jane Harper (author of The Dry and Force of Nature), Blackthorn knows how to convey the sinister nature of the Australian setting, making blistering heat tangible, the seaside seem lethal, and the all-encompassing forests claustrophobic….Overall, this is a darkly humorous tale expressed through brilliant prose and intriguing characters!” – Get Litty

“The Legacy of Old Gran Parks has a wonderfully dark, nasty feel to it…This book is chilling. The women in it don’t mess about…” – Bookworm Hole

“This book had a fair few twists and turns towards the end, I couldn’t have predicted a couple of them, again something else I like in a good book, to keep me on the edge of my seat as I finish.” – Parchment and Quill 

“By the end of this reading you’ll be able to feel the grittiness that is this story on your skin and in your hair, and next time you stop in a small country town on your way to elsewhere, you’ll make sure to keep your visit brief…” –  Patricia Leslie, author of Keeper of the Way

“I did enjoy this story and would love this to be considered for a TV series or film. It’s very dark and enjoyable.” 5 Stars – Jennifer, Uncaged Books


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