One outback town, two murders, 50 suspects - a stunning new Australian crime novel from the international bestseller, perfect for fans of Jane Harper, Chris Hammer, Garry Disher and Peter Papathanasiou.
In Unamurra, a drought-scarred, one-pub town deep in the outback, two men are savagely murdered a month apart - their bodies elaborately arranged like angels.
With no witnesses, no obvious motives and no apparent connections between the killings, how can lone police officer Detective Dana Russo - flown in from hundreds of kilometres away - possibly solve such a baffling, brutal case?
Met with silence and suspicion from locals who live by their own set of rules, Dana must take over a stalled investigation with only a week to make progress.
But with a murderer hiding in plain sight, and the parched days rapidly passing, Dana is determined to uncover the shocking secrets of this forgotten town - a place where anyone could be a killer.
A gripping and vividly atmospheric story from the international bestseller, this is a searing story perfect for fans of Jane Harper, Chris Hammer and Garry Disher.
Praise for S. R. White:
'A taut, beautifully observed slow-burner with an explosive finish' Peter May
'Original, compelling and highly recommended' Chris Hammer
'A fascinating case' SUNDAY TIMES
'It draws you in - and rewards with a truly powerful ending' HEAT
'This slow-burn novel catches light' THE SUN
'The story takes place over less than 48 hours but the pace is slow-burn, relying on considerable psychological depth...the denouement hits like a knockout punch WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN
'A dark and compulsive read' WOMAN & HOME
A rising star of Australian crime fiction - SUNDAY TIMES
S. R. White is the real deal.
Taut, beautifully observed...with an explosive finish.
S. R. White's debut novel, HERMIT, was a top ten bestseller in Australia and nominated for the Crime Writers' Association award for the best crime novel by a first-time author.
He now lives in Queensland, having worked for a UK police force for twelve years before taking an MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University.