The diamond hunter

The diamond hunter
McIntosh, Fiona, 1960-
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When six-year-old Clementine Knight loses her mother to malaria during the 1870s diamond rush in southern Africa, she is left to be raised by her destitute, alcoholic father, James. Much of Clementine's care falls to their trusty Zulu companion, Joseph One-Shoe, and the unlikely pair form an unbreakable bond. When the two men uncover a large, flawless diamond, James believes he has finally secured their future, but the discovery of the priceless gem comes at a huge cost. A dark bargain is struck to do whatever it takes to return Clementine to a respectable life at the Grant family's sprawling estate in northern England - while the diamond disappears. Years on, Clementine overhears talk of a paragon diamond coming onto the market. Long-buried memories of her childhood in Africa and her beloved Joseph One-Shoe are triggered, as she questions who she can trust. To solve the mystery of what happened to her loved ones all those years ago, she must confront a painful history and finally bring justice to bear. From the harsh desert of Africa's Kimberley diamond mine to the misty, green plains of northern England, The Diamond Hunter is a breathtaking adventure story about trust and betrayal, the ultimate quest for truth, and a love that is truly priceless.

Related Subjects

Fathers and daughters--Fiction.
Diamonds--Fiction.
Family secrets--Fiction.
Diamond miners--South Africa--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9780143787792 (paperback)

Personal Author:

McIntosh, Fiona, 1960-

Title:

The diamond hunter / Fiona McIntosh.

Publication Info:

[Docklands, VIC] : Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

424 pages ; 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

It won't matter how many diamonds you find if you lose the love of your child -- Back cover.

Subject term:

Fathers and daughters--Fiction.

Subject term:

Diamonds--Fiction.

Subject term:

Family secrets--Fiction.

Subject term:

Diamond miners--South Africa--Fiction.

Geographic term:

Kimberley (South Africa)--History--1871-1930--Fiction.

Geographic term:

England--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Historical fiction.

Genre index term:

Domestic fiction.

Genre index term:

Thrillers (Fiction)

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