Richardson, P. A Year to Learn a Woman. Auckland: Penguin, 2008In A Year to Learn a Woman Dunedin freelance writer Claire Wright is hired to write the biography of a convicted serial rapist who, despite being in prison, seems to know a great deal about her.
Rebecca Thorne, the television journalist from Hunting Blind returns in Cross Fingers to reluctantly research a story to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the 1981 Springbok Tour. Thorne is drawn to examine the mystery of a young man who disappeared during the protests.
Swimming in the Dark, although set in the present of Alexandra, also explores the dark history of the Stasi in Leipzig, Germany as a young school girl takes refuge in her teacher’s home.