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Three missing children.
A wild storm.
A long way from home.
Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey is on hand when three children disappear from a police-run camp in the Dandenong Ranges.
When Daylesford cop John Franklin hears the news, he is on secondment 200 kilometres away. Feeling responsible for the local kids, he abandons his post to join the search.
Somebody saw the children.
Somebody knows something.
Every minute is vital.
Frustration and desperation mount as the polar storm intensifies. Pushed to the outer by local detectives, Franklin and Georgie find cyber links to a serial predator and another missing girl, and will risk everything in their race to avert tragedy.
Sandi Wallace is the winner of the Davitt Award Readers' Choice for her debut rural crime thriller and a host of prizes for her short crime fiction. Karen M. Davis, former NSW police detective and author of the Lexie Rogers series, pronounces INTO THE FOG, "Sandi Wallace's best yet! INTO THE FOG is engaging, fast-paced, and full of suspense." Author of the Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth series, L.J.M. Owen says, "INTO THE FOG is an engrossing third outing in Wallace's rural crime series featuring gutsy journalist Georgie Harvey and intrepid cop John Franklin - unputdownable!" And B. Michael Radburn, author of the Taylor Bridges series, predicts, "A page turner...INTO THE FOG will wrap around you, releasing you only in its enthralling climax."
Sandi's earlier work has also been commended by serving police officers, authors and critics. It has been described as, "Edgy, suspense-laden drama" (Monique Mulligan, reviewer and publisher), "Suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric rural crime" (Michaela Lobb, Sisters in Crime Australia), and "Sharply crafted and authentic" (Isobel Blackthorn, reviewer and author).
Into The Fog is the third book (and the best yet) in the rural crime series which features Georgie Harvey and John Franklin, by award-winning Australian author, Sandi Wallace. While Senior Constable John Franklin is stuck in Ballarat doing some deadly-boring covert surveillance as part of his Detective training, his girlfriend, journalist Georgie Harvey is part of the team supervising a five-day camp for troubled Daylesford kids at Mount Dandenong. This is not quite as planned, but they are a capable group (four adults, two teens) looking after eight kids.
Circumstances also mean they are not at their intended venue, and their host and his staff act a little strangely, but the camp team's plans to keep the kids active and entertained are not really derailed by the wild weather that has suddenly hit. Then, as the skies darken early with the storm, twelve-year-old Hannah Savage and her two younger brothers are discovered to be missing.
The responsibility weighs heavily on Sergeant Tim Lunny and Constable Sam Tesorino: to lose three children in their care is unthinkable. Buildings and grounds are quickly searched, to no avail, and the local police alerted. But it soon becomes apparent that Hannah planned her disappearance. It seems this determined pre-teen has made a common error online, and connected to an undesirable. The press are quick to tie this to the earlier disappearance of a teenaged girl, perhaps for headline value, but is there any real connection?
Franklin feels impelled to join the search, although the Daylesford cops soon find themselves frustrated to be excluded by the task force, citing their initial involvement and the need to maintain impartiality. But the good rapport that Franklin has built in his role as Youth Liaison in Daylesford ensures that Hannah's friends are forthcoming with information when it is needed.
Not just a few cops work extra hours behind the scenes, some putting their jobs on the line with the sole intention of finding th
Into The Fog
"There is a certain cadence to Wallace's stories, like a slowly quickening heartbeat leading you into the fog. She captures a sense of place in her rural thrillers, where even the nicest places can harbour evil. A page turner...Into the Fog will wrap around you, releasing you only in its enthralling climax."
B. Michael Radburn, author of the Taylor Bridges series
"Sandi Wallace's best yet! Into the Fog is engaging, fast-paced, and full of suspense."
Karen M. Davis, former NSW police detective and author of the Lexie Rogers series
"If you've ever been lost in the Australian bush, you'll know how bewildering and inescapable it seems. Sandi Wallace has captured the harsh, inhospitable landscape perfectly in this riveting tale of runaway children, sickening human predators and courageous would-be rescuers. Into the Fog is an engrossing third outing in Wallace's rural crime series featuring gutsy journalist Georgie Harvey and intrepid cop John Franklin - unputdownable!"
L.J.M. Owen, author of the Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth series
ISBN: 9780648141235 ISBN-10: 0648141233 Series: Rural Crime Audience:
Number Of Pages: 368 Published: 17th August 2018 Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.54