David Monroe is the would-be beneficiary of his father's multimillion-dollar enterprise. Avaricious and sadistic, Mr. Monroe creates an evil plot to secure his inheritance by using another human being to sow his seed and bear the children his barren wife cannot.
Bodies begin to disappear one after another. Helen Avery, seemingly a victim of these mysterious disappearances, manages to escape the gruesome nightmare and survives. Rescued from the outback of Australia, Helen begins her own investigation of the past, uncovering more and more evidence that ultimately points to David Monroe.
Set in 1980's Australia, The Planting is a chilling novel of depravity and greed, rich with dynamic characters and twisted plots.
About the Author
Violet Apted is an accomplished writer raised with five other brothers and sisters in war-torn Kent in the United Kingdom. She has always loved to write and is inspired by her two daughters and son who have shown their love and support throughout her writing career. Authors that have inspired Ms. Apted include Colleen McColloch, Ruth Rendell, Dan Brown, Agatha Christie, and Jean M. Auel, to name a few. She plans to publish more stories and is currently working on a second novel. Ms. Apted is retired and resides in a bayside town near Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.