Lucy’s life has hit a brick wall – in her early thirties, the former TV presenter has moved back to Rockhampton to live with her Cher-loving mother and retired father. With a nearly depleted bank balance, she’s looking for a job to tie her over while she pens a novel. But the good news is she’s got her kooky best friend, Rosie, to hang out with, and the new next-door-neighbour has a rather charming son called Oscar.
Lucy is a relatable and entertaining character who’s at a crossroads in her life and unsure which direction to take. The story, like Lucy, works best when it’s in Rocky – the laidback lifestyle of this regional Australian town really comes to life. At other times, it did lose its way a bit but overall this is a fun and enjoyable debut.