A Bitter Taste

A Bitter Taste

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Treachery becomes a habit. London is in the grip of a stifling heatwave. The city has slowed to a claustrophobic shuffle; heroin-addicted investigator Catherine Berlin suffers while working the lowest of investigations- matrimonial. The city's junkies are in the grip of a drought of a different kind. Sonja Kvist, a strung-out ghost from Berlin's past, turns up on her doorstep. Sonja's daughter is missing. An unpaid debt leaves Berlin no choice but to take the case of the missing ten-year-old. Berlin is back, but soon the hunter becomes the hunted- corrupt detectives are on Berlin's tail chasing drugs she doesn't have, a young girl is murdered and the matrimonial case takes a fatal turn. And the temperature keeps rising. 'Annie Hauxwell has given us a heroine for our bleak new age. Catch the wave now, while it's building.' The Times 'Tough, fast-paced and peopled with believable characters, this is crime fiction for the 21st century.' Sunday Canberra Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 129 x 200 x 20mm | 240g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143571494
  • 9780143571490

About Annie Hauxwell

Annie Hauxwell was born in London and emigrated with her family to Australia when she was a teenager. She abandoned the law to work as an investigator for a private firm, and after working as a screenwriter she turned her hand to novels. She now lives in Castlemaine, Victoria, and travels to London frequently.

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71 ratings
3.52 out of 5 stars
5 14% (10)
4 45% (32)
3 25% (18)
2 10% (7)
1 6% (4)
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