Headland

by John Byrnes | 04 April 2024
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'Headland veers into the gothic realm that is visited by the best Australian fiction that dares to go somewhere dark and unfathomable . . . It's a cracker.' - Sydney Morning Herald The small beachside town of Gloster is on the edge of disaster. After constant rain, floodwaters are rising fast. Detective Constable Craig Watson, exiled to Gloster from Sydney, is a young man with a damaged past and an uncertain future. Constables Ellie Cameron and Larissa Brookes are young women struggling to show their worth as police officers under a misogynistic sergeant. The drowning town holds a secret that someone is prepared to murder for, and as the floodwaters cut Gloster off from the world the three young police officers begin to understand that it's not just them left stranded. Somewhere out there in the floodwaters is a killer. And he needs them dead. Taut, compelling and visceral, John Byrnes' Headland announces a major new voice in Australian crime fiction. 'Following in the footsteps of Jane Harper and Chris Hammer . . . Byrnes does a fantastic job of turning the relentless downpour into a constant threat. This thriller is a pacy and compelling debut.' - Books+Publishing 'This has all the ingredients of a classic rural noir, but dialled up to 11 . . . all the elements come together for a final, thrilling, climax, as resolution and redemption are delivered . . . a page-turner' - Newcastle Herald '[Headland] takes readers on a dark and captivating journey . . .blends realistic action scenes and bleak character moments with a clever mystery.With this impressive debut, Byrnes has set himself up as an exciting and distinctive new Australian crime fiction talent who has a very bright future. Headland is an outstanding read and is highly recommended.' -Canberra Weekly 'a propulsive, lean and gritty crime thriller from a distinct new voice in Australian crime writing . . .Crisp and economical prose means Headlandwon't gather much dust on your nightstand. It's relentlessly paced, and no-holds-barred.' Simon McDonald, Diary of a Bookseller
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'Headland veers into the gothic realm that is visited by the best Australian fiction that dares to go somewhere dark and unfathomable . . . It's a cracker.' - Sydney Morning Herald The small beachside town of Gloster is on the edge of disaster. After constant rain, floodwaters are rising fast. Detective Constable Craig Watson, exiled to Gloster from Sydney, is a young man with a damaged past and an uncertain future. Constables Ellie Cameron and Larissa Brookes are young women struggling to show their worth as police officers under a misogynistic sergeant. The drowning town holds a secret that someone is prepared to murder for, and as the floodwaters cut Gloster off from the world the three young police officers begin to understand that it's not just them left stranded. Somewhere out there in the floodwaters is a killer. And he needs them dead. Taut, compelling and visceral, John Byrnes' Headland announces a major new voice in Australian crime fiction. 'Following in the footsteps of Jane Harper and Chris Hammer . . . Byrnes does a fantastic job of turning the relentless downpour into a constant threat. This thriller is a pacy and compelling debut.' - Books+Publishing 'This has all the ingredients of a classic rural noir, but dialled up to 11 . . . all the elements come together for a final, thrilling, climax, as resolution and redemption are delivered . . . a page-turner' - Newcastle Herald '[Headland] takes readers on a dark and captivating journey . . .blends realistic action scenes and bleak character moments with a clever mystery.With this impressive debut, Byrnes has set himself up as an exciting and distinctive new Australian crime fiction talent who has a very bright future. Headland is an outstanding read and is highly recommended.' -Canberra Weekly 'a propulsive, lean and gritty crime thriller from a distinct new voice in Australian crime writing . . .Crisp and economical prose means Headlandwon't gather much dust on your nightstand. It's relentlessly paced, and no-holds-barred.' Simon McDonald, Diary of a Bookseller
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