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Bad Blood by Gary Kemble and The Windy Season by Sam Carmody

Bad Blood by Gary KembleBad Blood by Gary Kemble

The genre-bending follow up to Gary Kemble’s 2015 debut novel Skin Deep.

Freelance journalist Harry Hendrick is beginning to realise that you’re only as good as your last exclusive, and buzz doesn’t pay the bills, when he’s blackmailed by the police into investigating a series of bizarre suicides.

Those investigations lead him into the web of Mistress Hel, who plies her dark arts from her luxurious suburban lair. With continuing challenges in his personal and professional life, can Harry resist her seductive power? Or the thrill of danger itself?

Review copy from Echo Publishing.

UPDATE: Read our 4 Star Review

The Windy Season by Sam CarmodyThe Windy Season by Sam Carmody

The soon to be published (27 July) debut novel from Australian author Sam Carmody, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award.

A young fisherman is missing from the crayfish boats in the West Australian town of Stark. There’s no trace at all of Elliot, there hasn’t been for some weeks and Paul, his younger brother, is the only one who seems to be active in the search. Taking Elliot’s place on the boat skippered by their troubled cousin, Paul soon learns how many opportunities there are to get lost in those many thousands of kilometres of lonely coastline.

Review copy from Allen & Unwin.

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