'. . . A bit of a Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now tale. It is part thriller, part hippie road story and part rite-of-passage trip insearch of identity. Above all it is a compelling, stylish and well-paced read. Frightening at times and searching in its awareness of landscape and family secrets, this is a fine debut.' Weekend Australian
'A deeply moving fiction debut in which Dub examines the virtue of truth, the harm of lies, the pain of secrets, the desire for belonging and the difficulty of confronting ones past to ensure the future.' Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin
'A gritty sandblown kind of story that once begun gets into your consciousness with compelling insistence. Yes, it's a page-turner and yes, it's a thriller-cum-rite-of-passage tale. . . The strength of Dub's ability to tell a story and hold an audience is clear in this first novel of hopefully many more. It is a book of many pathways to the heart and soul, of not only a country but families who deny the truth of who they are and what they strive to protect. . .' Sunday Tasmanian
'Here we have a Tasmanian writer with a first novel that grabs you from the very first page. Well written, it is a compelling story that takes the protagonist on a journey of self discovery. . . We will hear more from Rosie Dub; well done.' Tasmanian Life
'. . . a fascinating story of discovery, generations, Romany lore, Australia, and of Storm herself.' Cairns Post
'An absorbing first novel.' Women's Day
'You'll be swept along by this moving journey of self-discovery . . . a great road movie of a novel.' Katherine Scholes, international best-selling novelist
'Thank you so much, I absolutely loved Gathering Storm. Both Storm and Kita were such intriguing characters, and the unfolding of their stories utterly captivating. I devoured the pages this past weeked, though I wish I'd savoured somewhat, as sorry to have completed it already.'
'I have just finished your book Gathering Storm, I need to tell you that it was one of the best books I have read to date. It's running through my mind over and over, I'm passing it to a friend so I can talk to someone about it. Thank you.'
'This big, burly geologist wept reading Gathering Storm whilst camped at high altitude in a tent in the Andes...the power of words!'
'I have at least 700 books in my bookcase but yours is the only one that has really touched my heart. Thank you for that.'
'Congratulations and many thanks for your fabulous book, Gathering Storm. It's the best book I've ever read because I could relate to it through my own life and travels.'
'Thank you for a wonderful book. I feel I met up with a kindred spirit in Storm and I absolutely loved her journey to discover who she was.'
'I finished Gathering Storm yesterday afternoon and want to pass on my gratitude. There were so many layers to it and I was deeply affected. Thank you for teaching us by a beautiful example of how enriching, rewarding and encouraging writing can be.'
'I have just finished reading your book and wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it. I loved the journey you took Storm on. It is a good book to give people who are searching and trying to find out who they are.'
'I've finished reading Gathering Storm, and it really was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed - or maybe that's not the right word as some of it is quite traumatic - I was absorbed in every minute of it.'
'My mother gave me a copy of Gathering Storm to read a few months ago. I just wanted to write and let you know how much I enjoyed every aspect of the book. I have just passed it onto my grandmother, she is really enjoying it.'