Why this book?
Tiverton, the setting for this book, is a typical outback small town—derelict houses, one pub, a harsh landscape, and a policeman back in uniform after a corruption scandal back in the big city. Hirsch’s patrol area is huge and he’s often as much a social worker as a police officer. He’s an outcast in all senses of the word, but his dogged determination to do his job right leads him into all sorts of trouble. I love the setting, the endless roads, the eccentricities of people living in the back of nowhere, and the murder mystery that takes you where you (and Hirsch) least expect it.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
'Disher shows that he is a top-class writer' - THE TIMES
'Vivid and visceral, combined with Disher's usual deft plotting' - GUARDIAN
'One of Australia's most admired novelists' - SUNDAY TIMES
ONE DEAD-END POSTING. ONE DEAD BODY.
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