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We Were the Salt of the Sea

(2018)
(The first book in the Detective Morales series)
A novel by

 
 
Truth lingers in murky waters…

As Montrealer Catherine Day sets foot in a remote fishing village and starts asking around about her birth mother, the body of a woman dredges up in a fisherman’s nets. Not just any woman, though: Marie Garant, an elusive, nomadic sailor and unbridled beauty who once tied many a man’s heart in knots. Detective Sergeant Joaquin Moralès, newly drafted to the area from the suburbs of Montreal, barely has time to unpack his suitcase before he’s thrown into the deep end of the investigation.
On Quebec’s outlying Gaspé Peninsula, the truth can be slippery, especially down on the fishermen’s wharves. Interviews drift into idle chit-chat, evidence floats off with the tide and the truth lingers in murky waters. It’s enough to make DS Moralès reach straight for a large whisky…
Both a dark and consuming crime thriller and a lyrical, poetic ode to the sea, We Were the Salt of the Sea is a stunning, page-turning novel, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.

‘Colourful, authentic characters with the kind of flavour that can only be inspired by real locals. So good it’ll make you want to pack your bags and drive straight to the seaside’ Journal de Montréal

‘Lyrical and elegiac, full of quirks and twists’ William Ryan

‘Wonderfully atmospheric … I genuinely couldn’t put this book down’ Gill Paul

‘Asks questions right from page one’ Quentin Bates

‘An isolated Canadian fishing community, a missing mother, and some lovely prose. Very impressed by this debut so far’ Eva Dolan

'A tour de force of both writing and translation’ Su Bristow

Genre: Mystery

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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: We Were the Salt of the Sea: Volume 1 (Detective Morales)
Author(s): Roxanne Bouchard
ISBN: 1-912374-03-X / 978-1-912374-03-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orenda Books
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August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: We Were the Salt of the Sea
Author(s): Roxanne Bouchard
ISBN: 1-978643-59-4 / 978-1-978643-59-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: We Were the Salt of the Sea
Author(s): Roxanne Bouchard, David Warriner
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May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: We Were the Salt of the Sea
Author(s): Roxanne Bouchard, David Warriner
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: We Were the Salt of the Sea
Author(s): Roxanne Bouchard, David Warriner
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: We Were the Salt of the Sea (Detective Morales)
Author(s): Roxanne Bouchard
Publisher: ORENDA BOOKS
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December 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: We Were the Salt of the Sea
Author(s): Roxanne Bouchard
Publisher: Orenda Books
Availability: Amazon CA