The book is adult fiction. Set in Australia, or somewhere near there, in the early 1900s?? A young woman is married to an abusive older man. She murders him, hides his body in their basement, and then burns down the house. She then goes on the lam, and at one point, meets up with a group of cattle thieves. She tags along with them/works with them. Eventually, the authorities catch up to her, but she runs away again.