Book Review-Nowhere-Else


Nowhere Else


Fiona McCallum

(Goodreads Author)


Fiona McCallum’s Nowhere Else was inspired by a plane crash in the waters of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.  However, apart from using that crash as inspiration only. Everything else is a work of fiction.

Nowhere Else tells the story of Gold Walkley Award Winner, Nicola Harvey as she sorts out her life in the afterglow of her award-winning accomplishments, namely her Walkley and Gold Walkley for her story about the aforementioned plane crash that killed her adoptive parents.

Shortly after her win, her boss sends her to Nowhere Else, a small inland town, in South Australia to write a story about the ongoing drought.   The negatives of Nowhere Else are poor mobile phone and internet service and no five-star accommodation.  While the positives are friendly people and most all know Nicola’s name on her first day thanks to the bush telegraph.

While in Nowhere Else Nicola takes stock of Adelaide her love life and accidentally finds new love in Nowhere Else.

A letter arrives advising her who her biological parents are and they were once Nowhere Else residents.  Could they still live in or around Nowhere Else?

I listened to the audio version of Nowhere Else and found it thoroughly enjoyable.  It was a reasonably well-paced story that took no effort to identify the main characters, so as usual, kudos must be awarded to the narrator, Jennifer Vuletic, for an excellent narration of Nowhere Else.


I rated

Nowhere Else

as a

Four Star audiobook.


At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers

had awarded

Nowhere Else

an average

of 3.72 stars,

from 494 ratings

and 55 reviews.


Nowhere Else

can be purchased online


Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon

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