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The Broken Shore

By Peter Temple
Read by Rupert Degas

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A UK debut from Australia's leading crime writer - a talent to rival Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin.

Broken by his last case, homicide detective Joe Cashin has fled the city and returned to his hometown to run its one-man police station while his wounds heal and the nightmares fade. He lives a quiet life with his two dogs in the tumbledown wreck his family home has become. It's a peaceful existence - ideal for the rehabilitating man. But his recovery is rudely interrupted by a brutal attack on Charles Bourgoyne, a prominent member of the local community. Suspicion falls on three young men from the local Aboriginal community. But Cashin's not so sure and as the case unfolds amid simmering corruption and prejudice, he finds himself holding on to something that it might be better to let go. The relentless story of a town with a hidden past versus a man who is trying to forget his, The Broken Shore delivers powerful, lean writing, pumping more muscle and feeling into one paragraph than other writers can muster in a page. A masterpiece of insight and passion, Peter Temple's UK debut announces the arrival of a talent to rival Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin.

Biographical Notes

Four-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction, Peter Temple is Australia?s most acclaimed crime and thriller writer.

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  • ISBN: 9781405503365
  • Publication date: 22 Mar 2007
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  • Imprint: Hachette Audio
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