AN ENTHRALLING AND PROPULSIVE NEW THRILLER FROM THE ACCLAIMED AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SCRUBLANDS’Compelling, original and brilliantly executed – an excellent thriller from a new master of Australian noir’ CHARLES CUMMING’Dark, twisty and atmospheric, with writing so real you can almost feel the blistering heat of the Australian summer’ LISA HALL*A HOMECOMING MARRED BY BLOODJournalist Martin Scarsden returns to Port Silver to make a fresh start with his partner Mandy.
But he arrives to find his childhood friend murdered – and Mandy is the prime suspect.
Desperate to clear her name, Martin goes searching for the truth. A TERRIBLE CRIMEThe media descends on Port Silver, compelled by a story that has it all: sex, drugs, celebrity, and religion.
Martin is chasing the biggest scoop of his career, and the most personal. A PAST HE CAN’T ESCAPEAs Martin draws closer to a killer, the secrets of his traumatic childhood come to the surface, and he must decide what is more important – the story or his family… *Praise for SCRUBLANDS:’Shimmers . . . A tortured tale of blood and loss’ VAL MCDERMID’Stunning . . . That rare combination, a page-turner that stays long in the memory’ SUNDAY TIMES (CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH)’An almost perfect crime novel …
Intelligent, thought-provoking, greatnarrative energy’ ANN CLEEVES