*** A SUNDAY TIMES CRIME PICK OF THE MONTH ***
'A scorchingly good novel' - MICHAEL ROBOTHAM
'Disher is the gold standard for rural noir' - CHRIS HAMMER
'An utterly compelling mystery with rare heart and humanity' - DERVLA MCTIERNAN
AN ACT OF INEXPLICABLE CRUELTY. A FAMILY DESTROYED.
Constable Paul Hirschhausen runs a one-cop station in the dry farming country south of the Flinders Ranges. He's still new in town but his community work - welfare checks and a light touch - is starting to pay off. Now Christmas is here and, apart from a grass fire, two boys stealing a vehicle, and Brenda Flann entering the front bar of the pub without exiting her car, Hirsch's life has been peaceful.
Until he's called to an incident on Kitchener Street, a strange and vicious attack that sickens the community. And when the Sydney police ask him to look in on a family living on a forgotten back road, it doesn't look like a season of goodwill at all...
A hugely atmospheric police procedural set in the dust of the Australian outback. Perfect for readers of Jane Harper, Chris Hammer and Dervla McTiernan.
'In this brilliant novel, Disher takes his readers on a harrowing journey' - JOCK SERONG
'An atmospheric and nail-biting novel by one of Australia's finest writers' -THE TIMES
'Disher is brilliant at rural noir, capturing the stifling atmosphere of a small town where resentments simmer' - SUNDAY TIMES
'An atmospheric and nail-biting novel by one of Australia's finest writers. He deserves to be far better known and far more widely read' * The Times * 'Disher is brilliant at rural noir, capturing the stifling atmosphere of a small town where resentments simmer against the backdrop of an unforgiving landscape' * Sunday Times * 'An uplifting book, an utterly compelling mystery with rare heart and humanity. If you enjoyed Jane Harper's The Lost Man, this novel is for you' -- Dervla McTiernan 'Disher is the gold standard for rural noir' -- Chris Hammer 'A scorchingly good novel' -- Michael Robotham 'In this brilliant novel Disher takes his readers on a harrowing journey' -- Jock Serong 'The stories are complex without being complicated, the writing pared down yet run with rich seams of character and place. The Hirsch novels are Disher's finest work' -- Dominic Nolan, author of <i>After Dark</i> 'In prose baked as hard as the sun-scorched outback, Disher summons up the muggy oppressiveness of a small town with years of buried secrets, a veteran crime writer who knows how to expertly tie together the disparate threads of his narrative' * Herald * 'Peter Temple and Garry Disher will be identified as the crime writers who redefined Australian crime fiction' * Sydney Morning Herald * 'Peace is a very impressive piece of crime fiction. There has been a lot of fuss about Australian rural noir in recent years, but few, if any, do it better than Disher' * Canberra Weekly * 'Peace is rural noir at its best' * Canberra Times * 'Relevant, fresh and exciting. Peace is a satisfying complex mystery that reflects on family, corruption, big city violence seeping into the country, deep rooted racism, rural isolation and decline. The story is vivid, brutal and fast paced' * Crime Time * 'The great thing about these books is their sheer believability and attention to detail. Hirsch himself is a fine creation. [An] immersive and addictive book' * Crime Fiction Lover *
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