How far would you go to save your family? Would you sacrifice your own life?
In a hidden kingdom a mysterious Guardian protects her people with the help of a magical necklace. But evil forces are also seeking the power of the necklace, and as the Guardian grows weaker these forces threaten to destroy the kingdom.
With the help of her best friend, Will, and the enigmatic N'tombe, Dana, the rightful heir, must claim the power of the necklace and save her people.
But the necklace takes a terrible toll on whoever wears it - a toll that Dana may not be prepared to face.
A physical therapist by training, Rachel lives in Otago with her husband and two children. She enjoys hiking, cycling and running. And reading, of course.
In 2012 she was shortlisted for the Tom Fitzgibbon Award and was the winner of the Tessa Duder Award for Young Adult Fiction.
A Necklace of Souls is her first novel.