Dead Girl Sing
By Tony Cavanaugh
A world-class thriller from one of Australia's rising stars. Set on the Gold Coast, featuring the brilliant ex-homicide cop, Darian Richards
Retired homicide cop Darian Richards knew he should have let the phone keep ringing. But more than two decades as a cop leaves you with a certain outlook on life. No matter how much he tried to walk away, something, or someone, kept bringing him back to his gun.
One phone call. Two dead girls in a shallow water grave. And a missing cop to deal with. Something bad is happening on the Gold Coast glitter strip. Amongst the thousands of school leavers and the usual suspects, someone is preying on beautiful young women. No one has noticed. No one knows why.
Darian looked into the eyes of those two dead girls. The last person to do that was their killer. He can't walk away. He will find out why.
The second book in the Darian Richards series
Tony Cavanaugh has written for numerous Australian TV dramas, including Carson's Law and The Flying Doctors. He was nominated for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards for the screenplay 'Father' and the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards for the screenplay 'Through My Eyes'. He is the author of four critically acclaimed novels: PROMISE, DEAD GIRL SING and THE TRAIN RIDER, as well as short story THE SOFT TOUCH.
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10 Jul 2014
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One of the most complex and uncompromising heroes since Harry Bosch — Weekend Australian on Promise
Chilling and memorable: top-notch Aussie noir definitely not for the faint-hearted — Graeme Blundell on Promise
For crime fans thirsty for an Aussie voice — Woman's Day on Promise
Tony Cavanaugh's searing debut marks the beginning of what should be a very promising writing career — Canberra Times on Promise
Cavanaugh's capacity to crawl inside the mind of his killer character is convincing and frightening, walking the reader in graphic detail through the acts of stalking, abduction, torture and killing — Herald Sun on Promise
Compulsive reading, Promise itself is more menacing, more disturbing and much more confronting than any other crime thriller on the shelves. It is brutal. It is terrifying. It is a brilliant book — ABC on Promise
The good part of any crime story is an intricate yet totally authentic plot, allowing the reader to suspend any disbelief for the entire journey. Mr Cavanaugh manages this with the deftness of a tightrope walker - all the while retaining his own unique approach to the characters and backdrop — The New York Journal of Books on Promise