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Dead Man's Creek

By: Chris Hammer
Narrated by: Lockie Chapman
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Summary

Old bones sink—but secrets always rise to the surface.

Newly minted homicide detective Nell Buchanan returns to her hometown, annoyed at being assigned a decades-old murder—a 'file and forget'.

But this is no ordinary cold case, her arrival provoking an unwelcome and threatening response from the small-town community. As more bodies are discovered, and she begins to question how well she truly knows those closest to her, Nell realises that finding the truth could prove more difficult—and dangerous—than she'd ever expected.

The nearer Nell comes to uncovering the secrets of the past, the more treacherous her path becomes. Can she survive to root out the truth, and what price will she have to pay for it?

Gripping and atmospheric, Dead Man's Creek is a stunning multi-layered thriller from Chris Hammer, the award-winning author of Sunday Times Crime Book of the Year Scrublands (2019) and Times Crime Book of the Month Opal Country (January 2022).

©2022 Chris Hammer (P)2022 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic reviews

"A commanding, consuming and outright thrilling mystery. Chris Hammer's first-class series goes from strength to strength." (Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of We Begin at the End)
 

"Chris Hammer is at the height of his power here. Dead Man's Creek superb piece of storytelling." (William Shaw, bestselling author of the DS Alexandra Cupidi series)

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Absolutely brilliant book

Chris hammer is an outstanding author, it's a pleasure to enjoy a great audiobook delivered by a superb narrator.

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Fantastic

This is a great story by Chris Hammer. Loki Chapman’s reading is outstanding. Very highly recommended,

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Never a dull chapter and narration excellent . Slow reveal of the characters and their relationships. The plots are great and keep readers engaged.

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Great story

Chris Hammer at his best bringing the rain forest to life. A thrilling story with many tendrils to beguile the reader.

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SUCH A GOOD READ

I loved this book. The 3 timelines unfolded tantalisingly and came together in a very satisfying way. And the reader was excellent.

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Really enjoyed listening to this book, except for the miss pronouncing of the name Finucane… it is pronounced FIN OO CAN…. Not, fin a kane, there are enough Irish in Australia to have names etc verified

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Another great story by Chris Hammer

Great story with the most complicated family tree ever conceived. Good characters and final twist and turns very enjoyable

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Intricate mystery but not quite as good as the rest

Not quite as good as his previous books, it’s more of a family saga with multiple mysteries than a crime novel

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A super book

I enjoyed this from the very first page to the last. Great narration and a rather complex but totally believable story.

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Touching and emotional. Hands down his best book.

Brilliant narration of a superb book. For me, this left Chris Hammer's other books standing. And I loved them. The way this story turned was unexpected and had me in tears several times. The narration of Tess's father is outstanding. .