A very well constructed mystery that builds on current events, the drought and farmer suicide.
Aaron Falk is a new concept as a financial crimes detective caught up in the apparent suicide of his childhood friend after killing his family.
Returning home for the funeral his friends parent ask him to investigate. On the property he finds Sergeant Raco has doubts that it happened the way it seems.
There are a multitude of story lines and for each there is a suspect. The main other story is the death of a girl 20 years before where Aaron is implicated by a lie for an alibi worked out with the dead man. There are elements of a Greek tragedy with the unknown always out of reach.
There ate some minor issues and Jane tries to insert red herrings but doesn't always succeed. The final showdown is a bit overblown than necessary but overall this is fine book.
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Pan Australia (28 February 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1925481379
- ISBN-13: 978-1925481372
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
- Average Customer Review: 279 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)