The Resource Scrublands

Scrublands

Label
Scrublands
Title
Scrublands
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hammer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 2019 CWA Dagger New Blood Award for Best First Crime NovelIn 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.A compulsive thriller that will haunt you long after you have turned the final page
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.
  • New Blood Dagger Award, 2019.
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10680270
Cataloging source
SALS
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1960-
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Hammer, Chris
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Martin Scarsden novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Scrublands
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:55363b42-db16-412c-a2eb-c334295f2e0a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760636333
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Scrublands
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:55363b42-db16-412c-a2eb-c334295f2e0a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781760636333
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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