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Outback

By: Patricia Wolf
Narrated by: Adam Fitzgerald
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Summary

Two missing backpackers. One vast outback.

DS Lucas Walker is on leave in his hometown, Caloodie, looking after his dying grandmother. When two young German backpackers vanish from the area on their way to a ranch, he finds himself unofficially on the case. But why all the interest from the Federal Police, when they have probably just ditched the heat and dust of the outback for the coast?

As the number of days the couple are missing climbs, DS Walker is joined by the girl's sister. A detective herself from Berlin, she is desperate to find her before it's too late.

Walker remains convinced there is more at play. Working in the organised crime unit has opened his eyes to the growing drug trade in Australia's remote interior. Could this be connected?

As temperatures soar, the search intensifies to a thrilling crescendo against the unforgiving backdrop of the scorching Australian summer.

This deeply atmospheric thriller is the gripping opening of a crime series for fans of The Dry by Jane Harper, Cara Hunter and Chris Whitaker.

©2022 Patricia Wolf (P)2022 Bonnier Books UK

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Cannot wait for the next book. A real page turner. Great holiday listen . Loved it.

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Amazing story just couldn’t put it down!

Brilliant plot, couldn’t put it down I was on the edge of my seat. Can’t wait to hear what’s next for DS Walker!!

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Brilliant

Everything about this is excellent, a story that pulls you in immediately, and great narration. Can’t wait for next book. One of my favourite books of the year.

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An ok story with competent narration. I’d just finished listening to Wake so I was in the mood for another book set in the Australian outback. I would highly recommend Wake. If you want a book to help you pass a few hours then Outback will do that but it drags on and is quite tedious in parts. By the end I really didn’t care what happened to the characters. It’s sounds like the beginning of a series but I won’t be wasting my credits with another book by this author.

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Good story albeit a bit long winded. Well narrated.

Loved the narration but story was a bit protracted and repetitive. Atmospheric setting though. Definitely don’t fancy going there!

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  • 21-01-23

Ok I guess…

Ok listen. Way too long and just ok story. Got good last 2 hours! I’d skip if I had it over to do… save your credit!