At the end of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands over the body of a young woman in the bath of a luxury apartment, a panic button within reach.
So starts Peter Temple’s Truth, the sequel to the bestselling, The Broken Shore, winner of the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Best Crime Novel.
Stephen Villani’s life is his work. It is his identity, his mission, his touchstone. But now, over a few hot summer days, as fires burn across the state and his superiors and colleagues scheme and jostle, he finds all that he stands for is crumbling down around him.
Truth is a novel about a man and a family and a city. It is about violence, murder, love, corruption, honour and deceit. And it is about the truth! This is a riveting book with broad appeal—even among readers who don’t usually go for crime.