THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING, CWA GOLD DAGGER-WINNING AND NED KELLY AWARD-RECEIVING CRIME POWERHOUSE: read The Broken Shore and become hooked on Peter Temple.
'A masterpiece' John Lanchester
'Read page one and I challenge you not to finish it' Independent on Sunday
Haunted by his last case, homicide detective Joe Cashin has fled Melbourne and returned to his hometown, running its one-man police station while his wounds heal and his nightmares fade.
But when a local man is attacked and left for dead, Cashin's recovery is put on hold. And in a small town where everyone knows everyone, he finds himself standing alone fighting a battle against corruption and prejudice.
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Temple is a master, and The Broken Shore is a masterful book. — John Harvey
The Broken Shore is the best debut novel I've read this year. — Harlan Coben
The Broken Shore is a great discovery; a gripping tale from a writer who assuredly takes the reader to places never been before. — Michael Connelly
One of the most admired thrillers in recent memory. — John Lanchester
Peter Temple is an addiction. Read one book and you want to read them all. Now. — Val McDermid
Peter Temple is deservedly the leading light of Australian crime fiction. The Broken Shore is a wonderful novel . . . this is crime writing at its very best, and discovering Peter Temple has been the highlight of my year. — Mark Billingham
A towering achievement that brings alive a ferocious landscape and a motley assortment of clashing characters. Indispensible. — Guardian
It's a stone classic . . . read page one and I challenge you not to finish it. — Independent on Sunday
The first of Peter Temple's books to be published in the UK and at last we can see why he is acclaimed as one of Australia's leading crime writers . . . This is a very fine book. — Sunday Telegraph
It's hard to know where to start praising this book. Plot, style, setting and characters are all startlingly good. — Sydney Morning Herald
Temple's work is spare, deeply ironic; his wit, like the local beer, as cold as a dental anaesthetic. — Australian