A death in the tight-knit mountain-climbing community reveals long hidden secrets in the fast-paced and nail-biting stand-alone mystery from the master of crime writing, Barry Maitland.
She stood panting on the narrow ledge, pressing herself back against the hard surface of the rock heard a voice, far below, calling her name. She tried to answer, but her throat was parched and no sound came. They had heard the stone, clattering down the cliff to the sea, and now they knew where she was.
On a cliff-face in New Zealand, two men fall to their deaths carrying the secret of a horrifying betrayal. Four years before, the bright and beautiful Luce, another member of the same close-knit group of friends, had also died tragically while climbing. As the circle of friends dwindles, Luce's best friend, Anna, persuades Josh, Luce's ex-lover, to help in her own investigation, as she's convinced that the original verdict of accidental death was wrong. Had detail been overlooked, or, worse, ignored? In an attempt to uncover the truth, Josh and Anna follow Luce's last days to Lord Howe Island, but the long-cold trail and conspiratorial islanders seem certain to defeat them. After all, who could possibly have a reason to murder Luce
A nail-biting page-turner, Bright Air is the compelling new mystery from the master of crime writing, Barry Maitland.
Barry Maitland was born in Scotland and brought up in London. After studying architecture at Cambridge, he practised and taught in the UK before moving to Australia where he was Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle. He has since retired from the university to pursue his writing. Maitland's first mystery, The Marx Sisters, was a nominee for the John Creasey award for Best First Novel and The Malcontenta won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. After nine Brock and Kolla crime novels, Bright Air is his first stand-alone mystery novel.
Crime & Mystery
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
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Crime & mystery