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Silver

Narrated by: Dorje Swallow
Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (245 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Martin Scarsden returns in the sequel to the best-selling Scrublands.  

For half a lifetime, journalist Martin Scarsden has run from his past. But now there is no escaping.  

He'd vowed never to return to his hometown, Port Silver, and its traumatic memories. But now his new partner, Mandy Blonde, has inherited an old house in the seaside town and Martin knows their chance of a new life together won't come again.  

Martin arrives to find his best friend from school days brutally murdered, and Mandy the chief suspect. With the police curiously reluctant to pursue other suspects, Martin goes searching for the killer. And finds the past waiting for him.  

He's making little progress when a terrible new crime starts to reveal the truth. The media descend on Port Silver, attracted by a story that has it all: sex, drugs, celebrity and religion. Once again, Martin finds himself in the front line of reporting.  

Yet the demands of deadlines and his desire to clear Mandy are not enough: the past is ever present.  

An enthralling and propulsive thriller from the acclaimed and best-selling author of Scrublands.  

©2019 Chris Hammer (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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great Australian read

very well thiught out. i had to keep listening. i felt i nlew the places. great narrative. just a great book

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Too much going on.

This story is overly confusing. Too many threads to tie together. Several plot lines made each one superficial and lacked the emotive quality to really care about any one plot. Even the characters were plot driven which distances the reader’s emotional attachment.

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Great book

Loved the story from start to finish. Great how author weaved the 2 books together

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Great

Enjoyed listening to it. The scenery really comes to life. 4 stars as the story seems a bit slow at times. Worth persisting tho.

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great thriller

started a bit slow but you are glued until the end. highly recommended after reading scrublands.

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Excellent novel just as good as Scrublands

Once again a fantastice novel, awaiting the next! Well written, lots of twists and great characters, thank you

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Delightful

I just don't want Chris Hammer's books to end. He is an excellent author and his background as a journalist, makes his writing even more compelling, informed and interesting. His ability to capture modern life and the multiple dimensions of humanity in a credible rural and touristic setting is simply brilliant.

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A Triumph!

I thought it unlikely that this second book in the series would compare favourably with ‘Scrublands’.
How wrong I was.
Brilliant.
Truly brilliant.

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very depressing book

struggled to finish. wish i didn't as it made me feel terrible. The language was very slow.

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Not quite....

Better edited than scrublands that seemed to go on and on with every day old red herring and more plot devices than a season finale of home and away. The characters voices however don’t quite seem real - even the baby’s.

Technically a very good production.