Winter Journey, Diane’s first work of fiction, is now available in HarperCollins’s Perennial edition. This includes a section at the back giving personal details about Diane, what inspired her to write this novel, how she researched forensic dentistry, and how all the strands came together.
A mother’s silence, a village with a terrible secret, and a woman’s journey to discover the truth….
Halina Shore is a Polish-born forensic dentist who lives in Australia. When she travels to Poland to take part in the investigation of a war crime, she finds herself at the centre of a bitter struggle in a community that has been divided by a grim legacy.
As the investigation proceeds, her professional assignment becomes a confronting personal odyssey as the truth about her own past begins to emerge.
Inspired by a true incident that took place in Poland in 1941 but was concealed for sixty years, Diane Armstrong’s gripping novel is a detective story that is part mystery, part history and part forensic investigation. It is also a tale of love, loss and unimaginable sacrifice.
Winter Journey was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Literary Award. It has been translated into Polish and is now on sale in Poland by Nowy Swiat publishers, under the title, Podroz Zimowa. It has been published in Israel and translated into Hebrew.