The Broken Shore

By Peter Temple
Read by Peter Hosking

9.93 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Shaken by a scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted away from the homicide squad to the quiet town on the South Australian coast where he grew up. Carrying physical scars and not a little guilt, he spends his time playing the country cop, walking his dogs, and thinking about how it all was before. When a prominent local person is attacked and left for dead, Cashin is thrust into what becomes a murder investigation. The evidence points to three boys from the nearby aboriginal community, whom everyone seems to want to blame. But Cashin is unconvinced and soon begins to see the outlines of something far more terrible than a burglary gone wrong. Winner of Australia’s major prize for crime fiction, The Broken Shore is a transfixing novel about a place, a family, politics, power, and the need to live decently in the world.

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Summary

Summary

Shaken by a scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted away from the homicide squad to the quiet town on the South Australian coast where he grew up. Carrying physical scars and not a little guilt, he spends his time playing the country cop, walking his dogs, and thinking about how it all was before. When a prominent local person is attacked and left for dead, Cashin is thrust into what becomes a murder investigation. The evidence points to three boys from the nearby aboriginal community, whom everyone seems to want to blame. But Cashin is unconvinced and soon begins to see the outlines of something far more terrible than a burglary gone wrong.

Winner of Australia’s major prize for crime fiction, The Broken Shore is a transfixing novel about a place, a family, politics, power, and the need to live decently in the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A towering achievement that brings alive a ferocious landscape and a motley assortment of clashing characters…Indispensable.” Guardian (London)
“Beautifully written…Byzantine plot twists and incisively drawn characters combine with stunning descriptions of the wild, lush, menacing Australian landscape to make this an unforgettable read.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Hosking’s characters are instantly and subtly rendered, springing to life quickly in listeners’ minds. And his reading of Temple’s descriptions of the Australian countryside, ranging from lush to rough, is a virtual audio trip to the source.” Publishers Weekly (audio review)
“Hosking’s performance…bring[s] a host of truthful characters to light. There can be little doubt that this is an Australian original—earthy, raw, and savage, yet as breathtaking and surprising as the country itself.” AudioFile
“This deeply intelligent thriller starts slowly, builds inexorably, and ends unforgettably.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Temple

Peter Temple is the author of eight crime novels, five of which have won the Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction. He has worked as a journalist and editor for newspapers and magazines in several countries. He lives in Victoria, Australia.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English