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Survival of the fittest
Reviewed in Australia on 12 October 2020
The author, one of the brighter recent stars in the crime writing firmament, continues her passion for stripping bare the secrets and lies of small rural communities. This time a small Tasmanian coastal hamlet bears the brunt of her forensic exhumation of the tortured minds - and darker deeds - of its denizens. Again the author displays her ability to get under the skin of her characters and reveal how the past has so often informed their actions. Where she stumbles, slightly, is the ending which as in a couple of her previous books leaves the reader vaguely dissatisfied.