Silver - A Martin Scarsden Thriller (Hardback)Chris Hammer (author)
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A key proponent of Australian noir, Hammer follows up the brilliant Scrublands with a menacing tale of murder and childhood secrets that cements his reputation as one of the finest thriller writers around. As a journalist hungry for the big scoop faces a stark choice between securing the story or confronting his troubled past, Silver ramps up the tension to a near unbearable degree.
Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2020
An enthralling and propulsive new thriller from the author of Scrublands
A homecoming marred by blood
Journalist Martin Scarsden returns to Port Silver to make a fresh start with his partner Mandy. But he arrives to find his childhood friend murdered - and Mandy is the prime suspect. Desperate to clear her name, Martin goes searching for the truth.
A terrible crime
The media descends on Port Silver, compelled by a story that has it all: sex, drugs, celebrity, and religion. Martin is chasing the biggest scoop of his career, and the most personal.
A past he can't escape
As Martin draws closer to a killer, the secrets of his traumatic childhood come to the surface, and he must decide what is more important - the story or his family...
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 50 mm
'This is an excellent sequel…famous journo Martin Scarsden first encountered in last year's award winning Scrublands, returns to his home town of Port Silver.' - The Saturday Times
'Compelling, original and brilliantly executed - an excellent thriller from a new master of Australian noir' - Charles Cumming, author of A Foreign Country
'Silver is the perfect sequel to Scrublands - dark, twisty and atmospheric, with writing so real you can almost feel the blistering heat of the Australian summer. I savoured every page, I didn't want it to end' - Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me
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I really enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with Martin again and join him in investigating a complex crime and also exploring his past.
It is a very long book however, and I did feel the story could've been... More
“Excellent Aussie intrigue”
The peerless Chris Hammer recaptures the magic of his previous outing, Scrublands, in this intricate thriller full of Aussie charm. Having loved Scrublands, it was a joy to catch up with Martin and Mandy as they... More
“A Marvellous Sequel!”
Chris Hammer's follow-up to his marvellous Australian crime fiction début, Scrublands, proves his remarkable talent in this gritty hard-hitting novel.
In this instalment, the action moves to Port Silver, a... More
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