by J.P. Pomare
'A twisty small-town PI mystery with a protagonist I didn't want to let go' IAN RANKIN
IT WAS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. WASN'T IT? A private investigator returning to the hometown he fled years ago becomes entangled in the disappearance of two teenage girls in this stunning literary crime thriller.
Reid left the small town of Manson a decade ago, promising his former Chief of Police boss he'd never return. He made a new life in the city, became a PI and turned his back on his old life.
Now an insurance firm has offered him good money to look into a suspicious car crash, and he finds himself back in the place he grew up - home to his complicated family history, a scarring relationship breakdown and a very public career-ending incident.
As Reid's investigation unfolds, nothing is as it seems: rumours are swirling about the well-liked young woman who crashed the car, killing her professor husband, and their possible connection to a local student who has gone missing.
Soon Reid finds himself veering away from the job he has been paid to do. Will he end up in the dangerous position of taking on the town again?
'J.P. Pomare has given us another juicy small-town read . . . Expect plenty of twists and turns in this thriller' Woman's Day
Published: July 2022