Not usually a fan of Mr Disher but read it after my husband bought the first book, Peace was a follow up and really enjoyed it. I admired the way the romantic episodes were enough to keep us interested and not have us drift from the main thread of the story. Crooked police alway set drama and intrigue, a good read.
With the death of the great Peter Temple, it is wonderful to know that a writer of Gary Disher's talents is making up for the loss. This is Disher's third novel of this ilk, the urban-trained rural copper adapting to small town life and prejudices. This is the second with this character. It is dry, spare writing which captures the dry, spare manner of the people. An excellent and evocative read.
Gary Disher does not disappoint. Peace has a tightly controlled, credible plot. Characters are well developed, defined and believable. The geographical sense of place is almost akin to another character and evocative of the Australian bush. A thoroughly riveting read, highly recommended. Now I have to wait for more Hirsch yarns, along with the Bellarine peninsula stories. I envy those who have not yet experienced Gary Disher, you're in for a fine time.
Gary Disher, burning summer in the back blocks of South Australia, a conscientious cop, a small town full of mischief and malice....a good mix of the ordinary and extraordinary, with characters and events we can all relate to. Kept me pushing through the pages in a hurry, enjoying the familiarity of the landscape and everyday people caught up in horrifying events.
Peace is my first Garry Disher book. I thoroughly enjoyed it - hard to put down. The characters are believable, so you "feel" for them. The plot lines connect smoothly and are also believable. Having enjoyed Peace, I then bought Bitter Wash Road and promptly finished that. I will now go to the Wyatt books.
One of the best Australian crime stories ever. Garry Disher has now become our pre-eminent crime writer. Gripping from page one. Outstanding character development and description of life in country towns and the complexities of rural policing. You can almost feel the heat off the page! Lets hope Hirsch app[ears in a follow-up.
I have read a number of Garry Disher’s crime books. To me this is his best. It is a great story well told, set beautifully in the Australia landscape and filled with wonderful humanity. Peace places Garry up there with Peter Temple. I highly recommend it.