A teenage girl stumbles across the body of her classmate, Tim Pieters, hidden amongst the bushes. His family is devastated, the killer is never found.
Micah Wilkins is a liar.
But when Michah's boyfriend, Zach, dies under brutal circumstances, the shock might be enough to set her straight. Or maybe not. Especially when lying comes as naturally to her as breathing. Was Micah dating Zach? Did they kiss? Did she see him the night he died? And is she really hiding a family secret? Where does the actual truth lie?
When Nancy Haynes, an elderly American tourist, is brutally murdered in a seemingly senseless attack after visiting the Chelsea Flower Show, DI Kathy Killa suspects there is more to the case than first appears. When another occupant of the palatial Chelsea Mansions is murdered hot on the heels of the first - but this time a Russian oligarch - everybody wants to get involved.
Detective Constable Sam Shephard knows first-hand the desperation of the scavengers - she's got the scars to prove it.
Plus a skull in the sand.
And a body pulled from the ocean.
The undercurrents from one morning's madness are far-reaching. Who else will be caught in the backwahs? Can Sam stem the tide?
Miriam Caine is dining with her son in an up-market restaurant when she bursts into flames.
The restaurant's manager, ex-cop Troy Berrigan, is first to Miriam's aid, but she later dies of her injuries. When police find accelerants on the victim, attention is turned to their whistleblowing former colleague, the only person close enough to have set her on fire.
From the winner of the 2009 Ned Kelly Award comes a sensational new novel
It's November 2007. There's sewage in the big lake at the heart of the soulless city, Canberra, the TABs have been emptied by a deadly horse virus and the longest Federal election campaign of all time still has a fortnight to run.
The world is in economic meltdown but the mining town of Hopetoun, Western Australia is booming.
With the town's population exploding, it's easy enough to hide a crime - and a dirty past.
The neat suburban homes of the peninsula seem like an improbable setting for sex parties, blackmail and murder.