The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta – Our Review


Our Review…Melina Marchetta, best known for her book and the subsequent movie ‘Looking for Alibrandi’, has released her latest book.

‘The Place on Dalhousie’ is a stunning novel, based around four characters, and their drama-filled lives.

Two young people, Rosie and Jimmy, are drawn together, both running from their lives to escape and be free. But their lives are then drawn apart, with their spark all but a memory.

Martha, the step mother that has driven Rosie to flee from her late father’s home on Dalhousie, wrestles with her own battles.

Both women hold this home dear to their memory, and refuse to give up without a fight, filling their relationship with bitterness and rage. This intensifies when circumstances bring Rosie home, both women under the same roof.

Serendipity brings Rosie and Jimmy into each other’s lives for a second chance. What does their future hold?

Marchetta creates characters that are so vivid, engaging and relatable that you find yourself swept into the story. Your heart will take time to let go, the investment lingering long after you’ve finished the book.

‘The Place on Dalhousie’ had me considering cancelling plans, unable to put the book down. An effortless read, that truly grips you. Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books