The Broken Shore
Winner of the CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award (the most prestigious crime-writing prize in the world).
Shaken by a recent scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted to a quiet town in on the Australian coast. But soon the whole community is thrown into unrest by the murder of a local philanthropist, a man with some very disturbing secrets.
The Broken Shore is a brilliantly intricate crime procedural, and a moving novel about a place, a family, politics, and power.