Bitter Wash Road

Bitter Wash Road

eBook - 2015
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A modern western set in an isolated Australian bush town with a soaring crime rate, where a local constable with a troubled past must investigate the death of a teenage girl whose murder threatens to set the dusty streets ablaze.Constable Paul Hirschhausen--"Hirsch"--is a recently demoted detective sent from Adelaide, Australia's southernmost booming metropolis, to Tiverton, a one-road town in the country three hours north. Hirsch isn't just a disgraced cop; the internal investigations bureau is still trying to convict him of something, even if it means planting evidence. When someone leaves a pistol cartridge in his mailbox, Hirsch suspects that his career isn't the only thing on the line.But Tiverton has more crime than one cop can handle, due largely to the town's stagnant economy, rural isolation, and entrenched racism and misogyny. When the body of a 16-year-old local girl is found on the side of the highway, the situation in Tiverton gets even more...
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9781616956998
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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bookwormjeph
Mar 28, 2014

An Australian novel of a small town cop who is despised by his fellow staff and the locals alike. Sent to the isolated rural location as a result of his narking on his fellow corrupt cops in Adelaide. Quite a gripping story - an unputtable down book for a rainy afternoon. An easy read with twists and turns, dark undercurrents amongst the local population and hatred shown toward the new cop bring the story to it's climatic, but predictable, conclusion. And that's my main beef with crime novels - all the loose ends are neatly tied off and often, but not in this case, explained to you as though you, the reader, can't figure it for yourself. However, because life is generally not that neat and tidy crime novels can be a good escape from the unpredictability of daily living.

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