When Claudia Valentine is hired to find a missing schoolgirl, she finds herself sinking into a world where, for many, rock bottom is only the beginning. Another superb murder mystery from the author of the bestselling Lambs of God.
From the author of the bestselling Lambs of God.
It is the start of a long, hot summer and Madalena Grimaldi has disappeared. Claudia is hired to find the missing schoolgirl but she's already working on a case - the death of Guy Valentine, her father.
As Claudia searches the streets, looking for the ghost of her derelict father and for the mysterious man who can lead her to Madalena, she finds herself sinking into a world where, for many, rock bottom is only the beginning.
'A marvel of subtle construction, Day's narrative has a lovely swoop, like a fall from grace, as Claudia confronts the inescapable, often destructive hold of the past. She creates a haunting atmosphere of restless searching and drifting, heightened by an underlying tone of dread.' - The Australian
'Tough, modern and thoughtful.' - Daily Telegraph, London
Marele Day grew up in Sydney and graduated from Sydney University with BA (Hons). Her work experience ranges from fruit picking to academic teaching, and she is currently a freelance editor. She has travelled extensively and lived in Italy, France and Ireland. Travels include a voyage by yacht from Cairns to Singapore which resulted in near shipwreck in the Java Sea. The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender was her first thriller, published by Allen & Unwin in 1988. This was followed in 1990 by The Case of the Chinese Boxes. The Last Tango of Delores Delgado was first published in 1992 and won the 1993 Shamus Crime Fiction Award.
Crime & Mystery
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
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Crime & mystery