'Keeps readers on their toes from the opening page. His is a rare talent that continues to turn out crime masterpieces' Herald Sun
'A twisty small-town PI mystery with a protagonist I didn't want to let go' IAN RANKIN
'Undeniably propulsive. Clever. Satisfying' The Guardian
IT WAS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. WASN'T IT? The bestselling crime thriller from the award-winning author of In the Clearing, soon to be a Disney+ Original Series.
Reid left the small town of Manson a decade ago, promising his former Chief of Police boss he'd never return after a very public career-ending incident. He made a new life in the city, became a PI and turned his back on the past.
Now, sent by an insurance firm to look into a suspicious car crash, he finds himself back in the place he grew up. As Reid's investigation unfolds, nothing is as it seems: rumours swirl about the young woman who crashed the car, killing her professor husband, and their connection to a missing student.
Soon Reid finds himself veering away from the job he has been paid to do. Will he jeopardise his new life to take on the town he ran from?
'The pay-off is criminally good . . . As always, Pomare keeps the best surprises until last. Prepare for a late night' Sydney Morning Herald
'Captures you from page one and then barrels along with all the hallmarks of a J.P. Pomare thriller - a twisty plot, unforgettable characters and, more importantly, heart' CHRISTIAN WHITE
'Expect plenty of twists and turns in this thriller' Woman's Day
'Deftly plotted, pacey and sharply written. Twists come out of nowhere and the high drama of the final few chapters is edge-of-the-seat stuff' New Zealand Woman's Weekly
'An engrossing tale of investigation and discovery, which will keep the reader fascinated to the end' Canberra Times
'There are tantalising echoes of Lee Child and Jack Reacher in this latest offering from Pomare. Fresh and complex . . . delivers on every front' Arts Hub
'The definitive J.P. Pomare whodunnit . . . Pomare is, in every definition, a masterful page-turner' Good Reading
'Pacy, tense, atmospheric, masterfully plotted and suspenseful, with more than one satisfying twist. You'll be gripped right up till the final page' ROSE CARLYLE
J.P. POMARE is an award-winning author whose debut novel, Call Me Evie (2018), won the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel. In the Clearing (2019) was made into a Disney+ Original Series, The Clearing, while Tell Me Lies (2020) was a #1 Audible bestseller and was shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel and the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. The Last Guests (2021) was critically acclaimed, as was his fifth book, the top-ten bestseller The Wrong Woman (2022). Home Before Night is his sixth novel and was first published as an Audible Original.
J.P. Pomare was born in New Zealand and resides in Melbourne with his wife and daughter.