Peace (Paperback)Garry Disher (author)
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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.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
'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 After Dark
'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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