Tuesday Online Book Club | 13 October
It's an online book club and you're invited! Download the audiobook from RB Digital with your library membership then book online to receive your invitation to a Zoom meeting where we will discuss the book.
Scrublands /Chris Hammer
Join us for Tuesday Evening Online Book Club when we will talk about one of the most powerful, compelling and original crime novels in Australia!
In a fictional Riverina town brought to its knees by endless drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners before being shot dead himself.
A year later, troubled journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend to write a feature on the anniversary of the tragedy. But the stories he hears from the locals about the priest and incidents leading up to the shooting don't fit with the accepted version of events his own newspaper reported in an award-winning investigation. Martin can't ignore his doubts, nor the urgings of some locals to unearth the real reason behind the priest's deadly rampage.
Just as Martin believes he is making headway, a shocking new development rocks the town, which becomes the biggest story in Australia. The media descends on Riversend and Martin is now the one in the spotlight. His reasons for investigating the shooting have suddenly become very personal.
Wrestling with his own demons, Martin finds himself risking everything to discover a truth that becomes darker and more complex with every twist. But there are powerful forces determined to stop him, and he has no idea how far they will go to make sure the town's secrets stay buried.
A compulsive thriller that will haunt you long after you have turned the final page.
Winner of the 2019 CWA Dagger New Blood Award for Best First Crime Novel.
Download the Audiobook
How to Participate
Borrow and download the audiobook from RB Digital with your library membership. Of course, you're welcome to source your own copy in another format if you prefer.
We'll meet online using Zoom. Numbers are limited so that all participants have a chance to share their thoughts.
Book your place and we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the meeting. Join the meeting from 10am for a 10.30am start. (Watch a video tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting)
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