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In Consolation, Tiverton’s only police officer Constable Paul Hirschhausen is dealing with a snowdropper. Someone is stealing women’s underwear, and Hirsch knows how that kind of crime can escalate. Then two calls come in: a teacher who thinks a child may be in danger at home. A father on the rampage over at the primary school.
Hirsch knows how things like that can escalate, too. Families under pressure. Financial problems. But it’s always a surprise when the killing starts.
‘A novel of sweat-inducing authenticity.’
‘Rural noir at its best.’
‘One cracker of a book.’
‘Consolation is a very impressive piece of crime fiction. It holds attention, impresses with its depth and raises important issues, while being very entertaining. It once more confirms Disher’s place as the master of outback noir.’
‘Well written and very entertaining, Consolation cements Disher’s place as the master of outback noir.’
‘Garry Disher may not have quite the same level of name recognition as fellow bestselling Australian rural noir writers such as Jane Harper and Chris Hammer, but he has long been one of the genre’s best.’
‘There are few better explorers of Australia’s rural heart in any genre than Garry Disher.’
‘Garry Disher’s novels are an essential and influential part of Australian crime fiction.’
‘This is a book that cannot be praised enough… Read it.’