A loving husband lost to devastating summer floods. A teenage girl injured during a robbery. Two seemingly unconnected cases that will push a detective to the brink.
This week’s giveaway book is The Torrent by Dinuka McKenzie – winner of the 2020 HarperCollins Banjo Prize and one of AWC's very own community members. Dinuka has completed several AWC courses including our Anatomy of a Crime: How to Write About Murder self-paced course and we’ve also spoken to her on our podcast. She has been described as an atmospheric, compelling new voice in Australian crime fiction. Here’s a synopsis of this highly anticipated book:
In Northern New South Wales, heavily pregnant and a week away from maternity leave, Detective Sergeant Kate Miles is exhausted and counting down the days. But a violent hold-up at a local fast-food restaurant with unsettling connections to her own past, means that her final days will be anything but straightforward.
When a second case is dumped on her lap, the closed case of a man drowned in recent summer floods, what begins as a simple informal review quickly grows into something more complicated. Kate can either write the report that's expected of her or investigate the case the way she wants to.
As secrets and betrayals pile up, and the needs of her own family intervene, how far is Kate prepared to push to discover the truth?
To be in to win a copy this week, simply tell us (in 50 words or fewer) about a time when you solved a mystery. The three entries we like best will win a copy of this book.
Entries close midday Monday 14 March 2022, Sydney/Melbourne time.
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