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The Broken Shore on The Times’s top ten crime novels of the decade

Peter Temple’s international bestseller The Broken Shore, winner of the 2007 Duncan Lawrie Dagger, has been named in the top ten crime novels of the last decade by The Times.

If you haven’t read this dark, blistering novel yet, you are in for a treat. It will grip you to the very end. But don’t take our word for it, here’s what others had to say about The Broken Shore:

‘Put simply, Temple is a master, and The Broken Shore is a masterful book.’ John Harvey

‘Peter Temple can write, can make magic with words…This bloke is world-class.‘ Washington Post

‘It’s a stone classic. Hard as nails and horrible, but read page one and I challenge you not to finish it.’ Independent

‘A towering achievement that brings alive a ferocious landscape and a motley assortment of clashing characters. The sense of place is stifling in its intensity, and seldom has a waltz of the damned proven so hypnotic. Indispensable.’ Guardian

The Broken Shore is one of those watershed books that makes you rethink your ideas about reading.’ Sydney Morning Herald

The Broken Shore might just be a great Australian novel, irrespective of genre. Read it for what Temple does with words.’ Age


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