The neat suburban homes of the peninsula seem like an improbable setting for sex parties, blackmail and murder. Winter is closing in on the coastal community of Waterloo, and behind closed doors its residents have some peculiar ways of keeping warm.
When Detective Inspector Hal Challis is called to investigate the brutal murder of Janine McQuarrie, his progress is hampered by a web of lies and secrets. It doesn't help that Janine's father-in-law is Challis's superior: bureaucrat, golfer and toady Superintendent McQuarrie. The Waterloo coppers battle personal and political agendas from all sides.
Everybody has something to hide, something to lose. 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