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Scrublands

Author: Chris Hammer
Publisher: [Strawberry Hills, N.S.W.] : ReadHowYouWant, [2018] ©2018.
Series: Read how you want 16.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in a fictional Australian Riverina town at the height of a devastating drought. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction
Large type books
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Hammer
ISBN: 9781525280702 1525280708
OCLC Number: 1057335481
Notes: Copyright page from the original book.
Set in 16 pt. Plantin.
Description: viii, 593 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Read how you want 16.
Responsibility: Chris Hammer.

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Set in a fictional Australian Riverina town at the height of a devastating drought. 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. A compulsive thriller that will haunt you long after you have turned the final page.

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