Fleeing the horrors of Dickensian England and debts she cannot pay, Rosanna steals passage aboard a ship from a desperate young mother and her child. But all hope of a better life is snuffed out when the ship runs aground on Matron Island, a remote quarantine station off the coast of Tasmania. Trapped, Rosanna searches for a way out, discovering hidden chambers and a bizarre photography studio deep within the bowls of the station. Each step brings Rosanna closer to the truth and the creatures that await her in the dark . . .
The Mothers will be followed by The Scrimshaw Marionette in September and The Reparation in October 2015. All three books will be published in eBook format only.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mike Jones is a writer of screen, page and digital media and a well-regarded expert in dark narrative genres. He has received numerous accolades including an Australian Writers Guild award for screenwriting. As a novelist, Jones has published a three-book gothic horror series, The Transgressions Cycle (2015), and has interactive and television adaptations in development with celebrated multi-platform studio, The Project Factory. Jones is head of story development for interactive media company Portal Entertainment UK, which specialises in immersive dark-thriller experiences, creating the iPad mystery thriller The Craftsman and won the 2012 British IC Tomorow Digital Innovation Contest for TV and Film. Currently working on interactive digital productions with US studios, as well as TV series collaborations here at home, he has previously pioneered online TV in Australia, serving as story editor on cult post-apocalyptic series, Wastelander Panda for the ABC.