As Waterstone’s thriller of the month for July, I decided to pick this book up for two reasons;
- It’s easier to sell a book once you’ve actually read it – the sell is more genuine.
- I’d heard some great reviews and had been looking for the right book to get me into the crime/thriller genre.
For once – at least, this book did sound interesting, and other colleagues had recommended it, so it was time to give a crime book a try!
Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself. The farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily. If one of their own broke under the strain, well…
When Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for the funerals, he is loath to confront the people who rejected him twenty years earlier. But when his investigative skills are called on, the facts of the Hadler case start to make him doubt this murder-suicide charge.
And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, old wounds start bleeding into fresh ones. For Falk and his childhood friend Luke shared a secret… A secret Falk thought long-buried… A secret which Luke’s death starts to bring to the surface.
This review is spoiler-free!