Chris Hammer Trust

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The stunning new novel from the No.1 international bestselling author of Scrublands and 'master of Australian noir' Chris Hammer.

On a bright sunny day in Port Silver, ex-journalist Martin Scarsden misses a call from his girlfriend Mandy. Checking his voicemail later, all he hears is her terrified scream before the phone cuts off.

Back at the house, he finds a policeman unconscious on the floor, and Mandy gone.

So starts a riveting tale of intrigue and danger, as Martin probes the hidden past of the woman he loves. But can he trust her, once her shocking secrets are finally revealed?

About the Author

Chris Hammer was a journalist for more than thirty years, dividing his career between covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. For many years he was a roving foreign correspondent for SBS TV's flagship current affairs program Dateline. He has reported from more than thirty countries on six continents.

Chris's non-fiction book, The River, published in 2010 to critical acclaim, was the recipient of the ACT Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Walkley Book Award. Scrublands, his first novel, was published in 2018 and won the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award, as well as being shortlisted for Best Debut Fiction at the Indie Book Awards, and Best General Fiction at the ABIA Awards. It has also been longlisted for the Ned Kelly Best Crime Novel of the Year. Scrublands was optioned for television by Easy Tiger (a FremantleMedia company).

Chris has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Charles Sturt University and a master's degree in international relations from the Australian National University. He lives in Canberra with his wife, Dr Tomoko Akami. The couple have two children.

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'The best Australian crime novel for years'
- The Times

'Shimmers . . . A tortured tale of blood and loss'
- Val McDermid

'Intelligent, thought-provoking - an almost-perfect crime novel'
- Ann Cleeves

'Hammer is a great writer - a leader in Australian noir'
- Michael Connelly

'Stunning - a page-turner which stays long in the memory'
- Sunday Times

'Hammer's writing is so evocative the heat practically rises off the pages'
- Guardian

'A dark and brilliant thriller'
- Mail On Sunday

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