On Saturday evening she’d watched Robert have sex with five women. She’d had sex with two men. And now it was Tuesday morning and she was driving along the highway with her seven-year-old daughter.
Sex with strangers on a Saturday, family outings in the station wagon on Tuesday morning. Winter may be closing in on the coastal community of Waterloo, but the residents have their own ways of keeping warm.
When Janine McQuarrie is shot dead in a country lane while her daughter looks on, her exotic social life is an obvious factor in the investigation. But for Inspector Hal Challis and Sergeant Ellen Destry, there are other complications. Such as Janine’s father-in-law: Superintendent McQuarrie, bureaucrat, golfer and toady. Challis and Destry’s boss.
Everybody has something to hide this winter. And someone in Waterloo is determined to kill again.
Garry Disher has published almost fifty titles—fiction, children's books, anthologies, textbooks, the Wyatt thrillers and the Peninsula Crimes series. He has won numerous awards, including the German Crime Prize (twice) and two Ned Kelly Best Crime novel awards, for Chain of Evidence (2007) and Wyatt (2010). Garry lives on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.
'Disher's pacing is perfect and there is a rising sense of menace that simmers beneath the surface of his deceptively calm voice.' Weekend Australian
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - richardderus - www.librarything.com
Third outing in the Hal Challis series of Australia-set crime novels. I was taken by the crimes in this book, their casually brutal execution (!) and their grimdark motivation...greed. That said ... Read full review
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Psychologist Janine McQuarrie is shot and killed in front of her young daughter in an apparently random incident. It turns out that she is the daughter-in-law of Police Superintendent McQuarrie. It ... Read full review