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'
'Dark, twisty and atmospheric, with writing so real you can almost feel the blistering heat of the Australian summer'
Journalist 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.
The 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.
As 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'
'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'