Summer edn of AB&P - ‘It reminded me of The Perfect Storm, with its amazing richness of information balanced by personal perspectives' said Bookseller + Publisher; ‘Pescador's Wake is equal parts drama, thriller, adventure, romance and documentary - and it works … I thoroughly recommend it'. 20/21 Dec - An extensive extract from Pescador's Wake appeared in the Adelaide Advertiser. 3/4 Jan 09 - ‘A crisply written tale' said the Canberra Times; ‘Johnson tells not merely of the fears and motives of the sailors, but broadens her focus to explore also the loneliness and dread faced by their loved ones'. ‘A good solid read' said the Weekend Australian. ‘Johnson melds an almost documentary style with high-octane action' said The Age; ‘a talented first novel'. The Daily Telegraph ran a summary of the title alongside and interview with Johnson while The Age, Courier Mail, Sunday Telegraph and the Sunday Mail Brisbane all featured this book in their respective Titles to Watch in 2009 sections. 10/11 Jan 09 - ‘A gripping and touching novel' said the Courier Mail, who also featured an interview with Johnson. 17/18 Jan 09 - ‘An impressive debut novel' said the Sunday Tasmanian, which also featured an author interview. ‘Ambitious and unusual' said M Magazine. ‘A promising debut' said the Sunday Telegraph. The Sunday Mail Brisbane featured a small review of this title while a mixed review appeared in The Week. 24/25 Jan - ‘An impressive debut' said the Adelaide Advertiser; ‘a confident and suspenseful page-turner with engaging characters, a skilfully orchestrated suite of plots and an important message gracefully and memorably conveyed'. ‘There are passages of real tension and Johnson's descriptions of the sea and the weather and the groaning boats shiver with authenticity. In the pitch of phrase and the surge of sentence there are moments of deep beauty' said the Sydney Morning Herald ‘Well-written and heartfelt' said the Newcastle Herald. • ‘Perfectly crafted crystalline prose dazzles on the surface while the intricately woven characters and their stories explore the unknown depths of heartache and betrayal, love and resilience' said Good Reading.