Detective Dave Burrows finds himself on the wrong side of the law as he searches for the link between a murdered man and illegal stock trading in this suspenseful rural crime novel.
'Another engaging read that shines a light on rural Australia and captivated me from start to finish.' Beauty and Lace
'Nobody does rural fiction quite like Fleur McDonald.' The Weekly Times
Detective Dave Burrows returns in the most compelling and exciting case of his early career.
In Barrabine, as Dave's workload skyrockets, Melinda, Dave's wife, is unhappy about being left alone so much to raise their eighteen-month-old daughter, Bec. It's not how Dave wants it either, but complaints, leads and crimes all have to be investigated - it's what he joined the force for.
Melinda's interfering father isn't helping. He's never thought that Dave was right for his daughter and he's not shy about telling Dave what he's doing wrong. When things come to a head at home, Dave's policing mate, Spencer, comes up with a plan.
In the most dangerous mission of his life, Dave knows what he's risking. If he's found out, he'll never see Melinda or Bec again. Of that he's sure.
Fleur McDonald has lived and worked on farms for much of her life. After growing up in the small town of Orroroo in South Australia, she became a jillaroo before spending twenty years farming 8000 acres, east of Esperance, WA.
Fleur likes to write about strong women overcoming adversity, drawing inspiration from her own experiences in rural Australia. She is the best-selling author of Red Dust, Blue Skies, Purple Roads, Silver Clouds and Crimson Dawn, Emerald Springs, Indigo Storm, Sapphire Falls, The Missing Pieces of Us, Suddenly One Summer and Fool's Gold, which began the story of the popular Detective Dave Burrows, as well as the ebook exclusives If You Were Here and A Farmer's Choice.
Fleur currently lives in Esperance with her two children, an energetic kelpie and a Jack Russell terrier.
Crime & Mystery
Longlisted Best Crime Fiction, Davitt Awards 2020 AU
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - B format
Crime & mystery