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Blood River

Blood River

Brisbane 1999. It's hot. Stormy. Dangerous. The waters of the Brisbane River are rising. The rains won't stop. People's nerves are on edge. And then . . . A body is found. And then another. And another. A string of seemingly ritualised but gruesome murders. All the victims are me... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780733640742
Barcode 9780733640742
Published 23 April 2019 by Hachette
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Cavanaugh, Tony
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ISBN-13 9780733640742
ISBN-10 0733640745
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Australia
Publication Date 23 April 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Cavanaugh, Tony
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 520g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Brisbane Qld - Fiction
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 951266

Description of this Book

Brisbane 1999. It's hot. Stormy. Dangerous. The waters of the Brisbane River are rising. The rains won't stop. People's nerves are on edge. And then . . . A body is found. And then another. And another. A string of seemingly ritualised but gruesome murders. All the victims are men. Affluent. Guys with nice houses, wives and kids at private schools. All have had their throats cut. Tabloid headlines shout, THE VAMPIRE KILLER STRIKES AGAIN! Detective Sergeant Lara Ocean knows the look. The 'my-life-will-never-be-the-same-again look'. She's seen it too many times on too many faces. Telling a wife her husband won't be coming home. Ever again. Telling her the brutal way he was murdered. That's a look you never get used to. Telling a mother you need her daughter to come to the station for questioning. That's another look she doesn't want to see again. And staring into the eyes of a murderer, yet doubting you've got it right. That's the worst look of all - the one you see in the mirror. Get it right, you're a hero and the city is a safer place. Get it wrong and you destroy a life. And a killer remains free. Twenty years down the track, Lara Ocean will know the truth.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This taut, gritty and compelling tale will keep readers guessing until the end. - Daily Telegraph Blood River is a great crime novel for anyone who loves to be kept guessing. - Northern Rivers Echo Blood River is an interesting police thriller with its shifting first-person perspectives and staccato narrative... the ending surprises. - Canberra Weekly

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Author's Bio

Tony Cavanaugh is an Australian crime novelist, screenwriter and film and television producer. He has over thirty years' experience in the film industry, has lectured at several prestigious universities and has been a regular guest on radio commenting on the film and television industry. His Darian Richards novels which include PROMISE, DEAD GIRL SING and THE TRAIN RIDER, have been highly praised. For more information about Tony Cavanaugh visit his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/tonycavanaugh888) or follow him on Twitter (@TonyCavanaugh1).

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