Sydney, 2018 – Forty girls disappear without a trace. Disgruntled cop, Dan Porter, leads the investigation, and when one is brutally murdered, her killer’s dare him to hunt them down.

A mysterious informant sends Porter to Crooked River, a dusty and hostile Outback town, where clues from the past might lead to the missing girls. His questions are answered with threats, tensions mount, blood is spilled. What part of the town’s history are the locals, and powerful others, so desperate to hide?

Porter’s in constant danger, but he’s no quitter, especially with young lives at stake. He uncovers the Outback’s darkest secret, and it's more sinister than ever imagined.

Porter's now faced with an agonising dilemma, and time is running out. To save the girls and deliver justice, his only choice is to reveal what he knows. But doing so could have devastating repercussions – for those he loves, and the nation he would die for…


Jay Darby

Jay is an Australian author, and creator of Dan Porter in the original crime thriller, BIG WHITE LIES. He's a keen traveller, amateur photographer, and a bit of a sports tragic. He believes in writing what you know...

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