Murder Town

Murder Town

Hardback Published on: 28/12/2023
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The second novel from the award-winning author of international bestseller WAKE, picked as a Guardian Book of the Year in 2022.Gemma Guillory has lived in Rainier her entire life. She knows the tiny town's ins and outs like the back of her hand, the people like they are her family, their quirks as if they were her own.She knows her once charming town is now remembered for one reason, and one reason only. That three innocent people died. That the last stop on the Rainier Ripper's trail of deaths fifteen years ago was her innocuous little tea shop. She knows that the consequences of catching the Ripper still haunt her policeman husband and their marriage to this day and that some of her neighbours are desperate - desperate enough to welcome a dark tourism company keen to cash in on Rainier's reputation as the murder town.When the tour operator is killed by a Ripper copycat on Gemma's doorstep, the unease that has lurked quietly in the original killer's wake turns to foreboding, and she's drawn into the investigation. Unbeknownst to her, so is a prisoner named Lane Holland.Gemma knows her town. She knows her people. Doesn't she?PRAISE FOR WAKE: 'Politically savvy, cleverly plotted . . . the kind of book that invites the ravenous language of binge reading: compulsive, propulsive, addictive'NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'It is hard to believe WAKE is a first novel. Plot, pacing and characterisation are so finely judged that it feels more like the work of a past master'THE TIMES'So plausible and terrifying, it stays with you' THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY'Outstanding . . . This is both a well-plotted, gripping mystery and a sensitive exploration of the aftermath of trauma'THE GUARDIAN

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781529394887
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 560g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 34 mm

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Murder Town
Rainier was once a quaint, popular town situated between Sydney and Melbourne, until a spate of murders killed tourism and the town’s economy. Years later,... READ MORE
Ella - The Story Collector
Murder Town
Great ideas but it never really flies
Rainier is a small town isolated off the highway between Sydney and Melbourne. Once a charming place to live, Rainier is now haunted by its reputation as ... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
Murder Town
Not as compelling as Wake but still readable!
I looked forward to reading the follow up novel after thoroughly enjoying Wake by this author. It started well with Gemma frightened to open her teashop ... READ MORE
Dana Farren
Murder Town
Nicely paced read
Having read and really enjoyed this authors debut novel Wake, I was hoping this one would be as good. I found the beginning a bit confusing, with so many c... READ MORE
Gee Wood
Murder Town
Lane Holland's story continues
Murder Town/Ripper provided an excellent start to 2024 in the form of a gripping, thoughtful, multifaceted Aussie crime thriller. If you were lucky enough ... READ MORE
Murder Town
Murder Town by Shelley Burr
Seventeen years ago the Rainier Ripper put the small, close-knit town of Rainier on the map for all the wrong reasons. With a body count of three, the Ripp... READ MORE
Murder Town
Not for me
Having now had over 300 books from NetGalley I am disappointed in myself that this is the first time I have not finished a book. At 11% I read “Jac had an... READ MORE
Carole Kendal

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