Australia, best friends' death, drought, federal agent, homecoming, homicide investigation, Secrecy, truthfulness and falsehood
This is a #1 international bestseller. I could not put this book down! The author writes in beautiful, descriptive language and, at the same time, keeps socking the reader between the eyes with the revelations that unfold in this story of an investigation into a family murder in an outback country town in Australia – a town that seeps with anger, bitterness, violence, and oppressive heat. I can’t believe this is a first novel.
“A stunner…It’s a small-town, big-secrets page-turner with a shocker of an ending….”–Booklist, starred review
“Devastating debut…a suspenseful tale of sound and fury as riveting as it is horrific.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A nail-biting thriller…A chilling story set under a blistering sun, this fine debut will keep readers on edge and awake long past bedtime.”–Kirkus, starred review