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Victoria’s Top Homicide cop Darian Richards has been seeking out monsters for too long. Surviving a gunshot wound finally persuades him to call it quits and he retires to the Gold Coast, leaving his demons behind. But he should have known: nowhere is free of demons.

All Darian wants to do is sit on his jetty and ignore the world. But a serial killer is prowling the Sunshine Coast – girls from all over the area have been disappearing into thin air. Jenny Brown was the first: vanishing on a Saturday the previous year. Despite what everyone who knew her said, after a good three minutes’ thought the cops dismissed it as a runaway. Before they’d even walked out of her front gate, they’d forgotten Jenny Brown even existed.

But as others start to disappear the cops can’t call them all runaways. And Darian can’t sit idly by and watch them mess up the investigation. He decides he is going to find the killer and deal with them . . . his way.

The first book in the Darian Richards series
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 10th July 2014

Price: £2.99

ISBN-13: 9780751557619


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