It is almost two years since wildfires ravaged the tiny town of Bullock, and Melbourne journalist, Georgie Harvey, is on assignment in the recovering town to write a feature story on the anniversary of the tragedy.
In nearby Daylesford, police officer, John Franklin, is investigating a spree of vandalism and burglaries, while champing to trade his uniform for the plain clothes of a detective.
When Georgie's story and Franklin's cases collide, she not only finds herself back in conflict with the man she's been trying to forget since their first encounter, but she uncovers the truth about how the fires started - a truth no-one is wanting to believe.
"Sandi Wallace has mastered rural crime." B. Michael Radburn, author of The Falls
"A gripping twist on the bushfire threat all Australians live with." Jaye Ford, author Darkest Place
About the Author
Sandi Wallace is an award-winning Australian crime writer. She writes gritty rural crime and psychological thrillers.
Her debut rural crime thriller 'Tell Me Why' won the 2015 Davitt Award Readers’ Choice and was also shortlisted for the 2015 Davitt Award Best Debut. Sisters in Crime Australia national co-convenor Michaela Lobb described it as, 'Suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric rural crime; a riveting debut.'
The next instalment in her series, 'Dead Again' is out 21 April 2017 with advance reviews from B. Michael Radburn, author of 'The Falls': 'Sandi Wallace has mastered rural crime.' and Jaye Ford, author of 'Darkest Place': 'A gripping twist on the bushfire threat all Australians live with.'
Sandi has won several prizes in the Scarlet Stiletto Awards for her short crime stories, and her articles and short fiction have been published regularly. She is one of the contributing authors of the anthology 'Writing the Dream' released in November 2016, and is currently at work on the next book in her series and a standalone psychological thriller.
Sandi lives in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges with her husband and furry family.
'Dead Again is one of the new crop of Aussie crime stories that hopefully turn the world from Scandi Noir to Aussie Noir; family tensions and despair on a background of a harsh land and climate, and Wallace adds her sprinkle of romance.' Anne Buist, author of Dangerous to Know 'Sandi Wallace brings to life the complexities of a small town coming to grips with disaster, throws in a mystery that could shatter them all, and gifts us a determined and beautifully reckless heroine.' Vanda Symon, author of the best-selling Sam Shephard series 'Dead Again cuts to the chase with edgy, suspense-laden drama that exposes the dark secrets of a town shattered by loss. Once again, award-winning writer Sandi Wallace delivers a punchy read, cementing her place in Australian crime writing.' Monique Mulligan, reviewer, publisher, and author 'A gem of a book. Not only is there a gripping storyline in Dead Again but also an emotional depth not always found in the crime genre.' J.M. Peace, serving police officer and author of A Twisted Knot 'Ghosts from a past, their footprints left in the ashes of a devastated town. Sandi Wallace has mastered rural crime, and in Dead Again, does not disappoint.' B. Michael Radburn, author of the Taylor Bridges series 'Sandi talked about her ideas for a crime series set in rural Victoria when I first met her through Sisters in Crime - and I was thrilled she asked me five years later to read this, her second instalment. Dead Again is a gripping twist on the bushfire threat all Australians live with.' Jaye Ford, award-winning author of Darkest Place