Brendan Reilly emerges from the murky depths of a dam a changed man, caught between two worlds. In one he’s a respected patch member of the Overlords bikie gang; the other, a scumbag ex-husband and estranged father.
A well-paced and thoroughly enjoyable piece of Australian-noir. Draws on the 'feel' of Jim Thompson et al. without falling into age-old American noir tropes.
Clancy is a misfit who doesn’t even fit with the misfits - she’s sixteen and just trying to work out who the hell she is when her dad is involved in an accident that kills two local teenagers, her girl-crush finally notices that she exists, and new-girl Nancy walks into her life.
South Africa are 6/194 at stumps on Day 3 and I am wrecked by the brilliance of this book. If you have a crime-fiction loving cricket fan in the family, consider your Christmas shopping sorted.
A stunning conclusion to the Belltree Trilogy’s overarching mystery, an insightful comment on Australian history, past and present.
Maxine Beneba Clarke
A powerful memoir and important reflection on Australia’s shameful and deeply ingrained racism.
A compelling and intelligent story of survival in a bleak but beautiful Australian coastal setting.
Where True Detective meets the Sunshine Coast. A tightly-written thriller in a sinister, humid setting.
Top-notch Aussie rural literary noir. A deeply unsettling exploration of boyhood and the rippling damage of child sexual assault.
The dark and intense follow-up to one hell of a debut. ‘A wasteland of shattered people’ and some killer dialogue set in the oppressive heat of an Australian summer.
Claire G. Coleman
A powerful piece of speculative fiction imbued with empathy and a twist that will have your jaw on the floor.