The Broken Shore

The Broken Shore

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING, CWA GOLD DAGGER-WINNING AND NED KELLY AWARD-RECEIVING CRIME POWERHOUSE: read The Broken Shore and become hooked on Peter Temple. 'A masterpiece' John Lanchester 'Read page one and I challenge you not to finish it' Independent on Sunday Haunted by his last case, homicide detective Joe Cashin has fled Melbourne and returned to his hometown, running its one-man police station while his wounds heal and his nightmares fade. But when a local man is attacked and left for dead, Cashin's recovery is put on hold. And in a small town where everyone knows everyone, he finds himself standing alone fighting a battle against corruption and prejudice. Loved The Broken Shore? Then move straight to its award-winning sequel, Truth: 'The Broken Shore was good; Truth is better' Independentshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 132 x 199 x 26mm | 282g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857383493
  • 9780857383495
  • 8,042

About Peter Temple

Five-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction, Peter Temple is Australia's most acclaimed crime and thriller writer. His other multiple accolades include receiving the CWA Gold Dagger for The Broken Shore, and the Miles Franklin Award for Truth. He is also the author of the Jack Irish crime novels: Bad Debts, Black Tide, Dead Point and White Dog - a series which has been subsequently adapted for television starring Guy Pearce. Peter Temple lives in Ballarat, Australia, with his more

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Temple is a master, and The Broken Shore is a masterful book. -- John Harvey The Broken Shore is the best debut novel I've read this year. -- Harlan Coben The Broken Shore is a great discovery; a gripping tale from a writer who assuredly takes the reader to places never been before. -- Michael Connelly One of the most admired thrillers in recent memory. -- John Lanchester Peter Temple is an addiction. Read one book and you want to read them all. Now. -- Val McDermid Peter Temple is deservedly the leading light of Australian crime fiction. The Broken Shore is a wonderful novel ... this is crime writing at its very best, and discovering Peter Temple has been the highlight of my year. -- Mark Billingham A towering achievement that brings alive a ferocious landscape and a motley assortment of clashing characters. Indispensible. Guardian It's a stone classic ... read page one and I challenge you not to finish it. Independent on Sunday The first of Peter Temple's books to be published in the UK and at last we can see why he is acclaimed as one of Australia's leading crime writers ... This is a very fine book. Sunday Telegraph It's hard to know where to start praising this book. Plot, style, setting and characters are all startlingly good. Sydney Morning Herald Temple's work is spare, deeply ironic; his wit, like the local beer, as cold as a dental anaesthetic. Australianshow more

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Temple is a master, and The Broken Shore is a masterful book . John Harveyshow more

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3,501 ratings
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4 42% (1,460)
3 25% (864)
2 7% (234)
1 3% (101)

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Fantastic Book - I couldnt put it down, humorous but gripping.Well worth a more
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