‘Silver’ by publishers Allen and Urwin, is an enthralling and propulsive thriller from the highly acclaimed, bestselling author of ‘Scrublands’ Chris Hammer. While this story can be read on it’s own, it does have the same character Martin Scarsden and we meet him again in his home town, Port Silver.
‘Silver’ followers the story of Journalist Martin Scarsden, who has run from his past half his life. But now there is no escaping. He’d vowed never to return to his hometown, Port Silver, and its traumatic memories. But now his new partner, Mandy Blonde, has inherited an old house in the seaside town and Martin knows their chance of a new life together won’t come again. Martin arrives to find his best friend from schooldays brutally murdered, and Mandy the chief suspect.
With the police curiously reluctant to pursue other suspects, Martin goes searching for the killer. And finds the past waiting for him. He’s making little progress when a terrible new crime starts to reveal the truth. The media descend on Port Silver, attracted by a story that has it all: sex, drugs, celebrity and religion. Once again, Martin finds himself in the front line of reporting. Yet the demands of deadlines and his desire to clear Mandy are not enough: the past is ever present.
Earning raving reviews from experts here in Australia and overseas, “This sprawling and explosive outback thriller is a masterpiece.” – Herald Sun on Scrublands. “A narrative of uncommon sophistication.” – Geordie Williamson, The Australian, Books of the Year. ‘Silver’ is a novel you don’t want to miss out on.
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