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The Fallback

By: D. L. Hicks
Narrated by: John Robertson
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Summary

Deep down there’s something we’d all kill for, isn’t there? I know I would. I know I have. I know I will.

Recovering addict Eric Johnstone is turning his life around. Then one small moment changes everything, and Eric is sent down a dark path that leads him towards a life-or-death decision. Just months after he took a job at the retirement village in Point Imlay, the tide goes out on the town’s oyster beds, and Eric’s body is revealed.

When Senior Detective John Darken’s business card is discovered in Eric’s pocket, J.D. transfers to Point Imlay to help with the investigation. But J.D.’s life is in shambles: after a traumatic incident on his last case, his marriage is on the rocks, and the ghosts of his past haunt him constantly.

As J.D. and homicide detective Emma Capsteen—both unwelcome new faces in the sleepy seaside town—work to unravel the final days of Eric’s life, they uncover more questions than answers. Why does local bikie Felix Riggs seem to be given free reign? What are the residents at Seascape Gardens retirement village hiding? And, in a town whose beating heart is community, why isn’t anyone prepared to tell the whole truth?

A gripping exploration of desperation, vulnerability and the lengths people go to get what they want.

©2022 D. L. Hicks (P)2022 W F Howes

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