The plot (and I don’t like giving too many details of this for fear of spoilers) concerns the return to Kiewarra of Aaron Falk, who grew up in the town, but who had to leave it under a serious cloud. He’s now a policeman in Melbourne but has returned to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke Hadler, Luke's wife and one of their children. It seems that Luke is the killer in a family annihilation, but after being drawn reluctantly into the investigation, Aaron is pretty sure that things aren’t as simple as that.
You will think you have guessed what has happened at several points along the way, but you will be wrong. You will think you know from other novels what goes on when terrible secrets from the past are revealed, but you won’t, not quite. When you do learn the truth, everything will hang together very satisfactorily. Along the way, you will become part of Kiewarra and meet some of its most attractive as well as some of the most horrible inhabitants. I’m predicting that Aaron Falk will be appearing on your screens at some time in the future. Australian tv thrillers are very good and I really hope there's a network waiting to adapt this book.