At twenty, Sara is tormented by terror so profound she hasn’t left her home in five years.

Like the mermaid in the fairytale her Spanish grandmother once told her, Sara imagines she is dancing on knives. Then one stormy night, her father, a famous artist, does not come home. His body is found dangling from a cliff face …

At once a suspenseful murder mystery and a lyrical love story, Dancing on Knives moves between Australia in contemporary times and Spain during the years of the civil war.