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The Torrent

(The first book in the Detective Kate Miles series)
A novel by

‘Such a good read’ Val McDermid

What deadly secrets have been swept away by the flood?

Heavily pregnant and a week away from maternity leave, Detective Sergeant Kate Miles is exhausted. But a violent hold-up at a local fast-food restaurant means that her final days will be anything but straightforward.

When the closed case of a man who drowned in the recent summer floods is dumped in her lap, what begins as a simple, informal review quickly grows into something more complicated. Kate can either write the report that’s expected of her or investigate the case the way she wants to.

As secrets and betrayals pile up, unsettling connections to her own past and family emerge. How far is Kate prepared to push to discover the truth?

The Torrent is tense and atmospheric Australian crime at its best. Perfect for fans of Jane Harper and Chris Hammer.

Praise for The Torrent

‘Subtle and clever … Dinuka McKenzie has talent to burn’ Dervla McTiernan

‘Tense, believable and a quick, involving read’ Crime Time

Vivid, pacy and refreshingly original. A gripping whodunnit with heart’ Emma Viskic

Intense, dangerous and utterly compelling’ B. M. Carroll

‘I like Australian noir and this is the excellent debut of a new series. Complex, twisty, it kept me reading and guessing’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

I was hooked from the first page … great characters’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

I loved the characters and the setting and hope this is the first in a long series’ ⭐��⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

‘Well-paced, astoundingly good’ ��⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

‘Tension, intrigue and well crafted characters. An Australian equivalent to Rachel Abbott’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review

Genre: Mystery

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