Text Publishing have Peter Temple's much anticipated follow up to The Broken Shore - Truth - listed for publication in August (according to their latest newsletter).  Fingers and toes crossed that this is close to the date now :)


"Peter Temple, Truth (fiction, August)

Ballarat-based Peter Temple's long awaited prequel to his multi-award-winning The Broken Shore will finally be released in August. It takes up the story of one of the minor characters from The Broken Shore, Stephen Villani, acting head of the Victorian Police homicide squad. It's a novel about murder, corruption, family, friends, honour, honesty, deceit, love, betrayal. And truth."

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At the close of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city.  In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead.

Villani's job as head of the Victoria Police Homicide Squad is bathed in blood and sorrow.  His life is his work.  It is his identity, his calling, his touchstone.  But now, over a few sweltering summer days, as fires burn across the state and his superiors and colleagues scheme and jostle, he finds all the certainties of his life are crumbling.

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Submitted by Karen on Sat, 10/01/2009 - 07:15 pm