by Chris Hammer
Books > Crime
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 BLOOD
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.
A TERRIBLE CRIME
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.
A PAST HE CAN’T ESCAPE
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’ 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, great
narrative energy’ ANN CLEEVES