Temple's work is spare, deeply ironic; his wit, like the local beer, as cold as a dental anaesthetic.
The Broken Shore is a great discovery; a gripping tale from a writer who assuredly takes the reader to places never been before.
It's hard to know where to start praising this book. Plot, style, setting and characters are all startlingly good.
The Broken Shore is the best debut novel I've read this year.
Temple is a master, and The Broken Shore is a masterful book.
One of the most admired thrillers in recent memory.
Peter Temple is an addiction. Read one book and you want to read them all. Now.
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.
A towering achievement that brings alive a ferocious landscape and a motley assortment of clashing characters. Indispensible.
It's a stone classic . . . read page one and I challenge you not to finish it.
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.