The Bundaberg Regional Library. Photo: Mike Knott/NewsMail
The Bundaberg Regional Library. Photo: Mike Knott/NewsMail Mike Knott

A tale of five friends

HERVEY Bay author Peta Jo has released her second book, which is set in Bundaberg.

Titled The Crushing Season, it tells the story of the five friends and the secret past of one of them, which threatens to unravel their lives.

Set amidst the cane farms of the Rum City, this the novel dissects the way young people from small towns move on to bigger things.

A review from Book'd Out described the novel as "achingly poignant", with readers sure to find new best friends in its pages.

The book will be launched on October 3 at 1.30pm at the Bundaberg Library.

Peta said the book launch was also a chance to highlight Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and World Mental Health Week.