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Red Dirt Country

By: Fleur McDonald
Narrated by: Lani John Tupu
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Publisher's Summary

Red Dirt Country features the thrilling return of Detective Dave Burrows, now a member of the stock squad in Western Australia.

Recovering from an undercover case in outback Queensland, Dave Burrows finally returns to Perth, to join his pregnant wife, Melinda, and their small daughter, Bec. Things have been off-kilter between Mel and Dave for some time and nothing he says or does seems to make it right.

Once Dave starts waking violently in the dark nights, reliving the horrors of the Queensland job, Mel issues an ultimatum. But Dave's work, despite its dangers, means everything to him. He's finally achieved his long-held dream and is now a Detective Senior Constable in the stock squad. And as soon as his shoulder wound is declared fully healed, Dave jumps into an investigation of stock theft in the north of Australia.

There's a standoff between two stations and a history of disappearances and grief to uncover. It's also a long way away from his problems with Mel. With the prospect of going back to Queensland to give evidence as a protected witness, a dangerously ruthless enemy on the loose and a family to protect, Dave's first experience on the stock squad is deep in an underbelly of racial divide with family secrets, long-repeated lies, kidnapping and murder.

©2020 Fleur McDonald (P)2020 Allen & Unwin Pty Limited

Critic Reviews

“Nobody does rural fiction quite like Fleur McDonald.” (The Weekly Times)

“Engaging and well-paced, Without a Doubt was devoured quicker than my Easter chocolate. Fleur McDonald has a wealth of farming experience and she employs that knowledge to pen a tale of small communities, mustering and stock losses.” (Beauty and Lace)

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I was reluctant to finally purchase this Dave Bu
rrows story, mainly because I already knew some of the tragic details of his failed marriage from a previous story,however this was an exciting story right up until the conclusion , and well told by the narrator.

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Did not like the kiwi’s reading of thisBk

What happened to the OLD DAVE. Have all your audio bks but won’t be reading anymore with the kiwi’s voice

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