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  • Published: 1 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143787808
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

The Diamond Hunter

The new historical blockbuster by the bestselling author of The Pearl Thief.


‘It won’t matter how many diamonds you find if you lose the love of your child.’

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, long-buried memories of Clementine's 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.

'A fresh, fabulous tale, meticulously researched, and perfectly executed.' Better Reading
'Fiona McIntosh is a prolific and superior writer in the genre, and if you enjoy popular romantic fiction, you'd be mad not to try her.' The Age

Complete your Fiona McIntosh collection today!
The Sugar Palace (preorder now!)
Fields of Gold
The Champagne War
The Chocolate Tin
The Diamond Hunter
The French Promise
The Last Dance
The Lavender Keeper
The Orphans
The Pearl Thief
The Perfumer's Secret
The Spy’s Wife
The Tailor's Girl
The Tea Gardens
Bye Bye Baby: DCI Jack Hawksworth 1
Beautiful Death: DCI Jack Hawksworth 2
Mirror Man: DCI Jack Hawksworth 3
Dead Tide: DCI Jack Hawksworth 4

  • Published: 1 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143787808
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

About the author

Fiona McIntosh

Fiona McIntosh is an internationally bestselling author of novels for adults and children. She co-founded an award-winning travel magazine with her husband, which they ran for fifteen years while raising their twin sons before she became a full-time author. Fiona roams the world researching and drawing inspiration for her novels, and runs a series of highly respected fiction masterclasses. She calls South Australia home.

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