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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472291219

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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A rising star of Australian crime fiction ‘ SUNDAY TIMES

‘S. R. White is the real deal.’ CHRIS HAMMER, author of SCRUBLANDS

During a broiling heatwave, the inner circle of a high-profile charity attend a critical meeting at White Ash Ridge, a small hotel nestled in the Australian wilderness.
As the temperature rises, a body is found lying in the thick bush, bludgeoned to death.
One of the four remaining guests is a murderer – but who, and why, is a mystery.

Detective Dana Russo knows the national spotlight will be sharply focused on the case.
The charity was formed when the founders’ teenage son was killed after intervening in a vicious assault – sparking public outrage and a damning verdict on the police investigation.

But under huge pressure and with few clues – plus suspects who instinctively distrust the police – how can Dana unravel the truth?

Praise for S. R. White:

‘A taut, beautifully observed slow-burner with an explosive finish’ Peter May
‘Original, compelling and highly recommended’ Chris Hammer
‘A fascinating case’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘It draws you in – and rewards with a truly powerful ending’ HEAT
‘This slow-burn novel catches light’ THE SUN
‘The story takes place over less than 48 hours but the pace is slow-burn, relying on considerable psychological depth…the denouement hits like a knockout punch WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN
‘A dark and compulsive read’ WOMAN & HOME