The Resource Scrublands, Chris Hammer

Scrublands, Chris Hammer

Label
Scrublands
Title
Scrublands
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hammer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In an isolated country town brought to its knees by endless drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners before being shot dead himself. A year later, troubled journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend to write a feature on the anniversary of the tragedy. But the stories he hears from the locals about the priest and incidents leading up to the shooting don't fit with the accepted version of events his own newspaper reported in an award-winning investigation. Martin can't ignore his doubts, nor the urgings of some locals to unearth the real reason behind the priest's deadly rampage. Just as Martin believes he is making headway, a shocking new development rocks the town, which becomes the biggest story in Australia. The media descends on Riversend and Martin is now the one in the spotlight. His reasons for investigating the shooting have suddenly become very personal. Wrestling with his own demons, Martin finds himself risking everything to discover a truth that becomes darker and more complex with every twist. But there are powerful forces determined to stop him, and he has no idea how far they will go to make sure the town's secrets stay buried
Member of
Summary
The rural town of Riversend's dark secrets come to light after a young priest kills five parishioners before being taken down himself
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10680270
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammer, Chris
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Martin Scarsden novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass shootings
  • Country life
  • Priests
  • Secrecy
  • Journalists
  • Mass murder
  • Droughts
  • Mass murder
  • Riverina (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Scrublands, Chris Hammer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
On cover: A dead river. A dying town. A killer's secrets
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063586873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
485 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760632984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1023549083
Label
Scrublands, Chris Hammer
Publication
Copyright
Note
On cover: A dead river. A dying town. A killer's secrets
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063586873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
485 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760632984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1023549083

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