I always like to support Australian female authors, but this one was not an 'effort' to support at all. I absolutely devoured this book and loved it. I'm not always into murder mysteries, but to me, The Slipping Place was more about the relationships, the emotions and what people are thinking than about the 'whodunnit'. (Having said that, I didn't guess the killer, so that part was good too!). I enjoyed the small (but important) details that made the characters relatable and real, but I never felt these details were being forced into the story – more effortlessly weaved into the scene and setting. Speaking of setting, Hobartians will love this read, with many recognisable locations throughout the story. I always enjoy reading about everyday places I have visited and seeing it through someone else's eyes. Hobart, in this sense, is the perfect setting for a murder mystery in the shadow of moody Mt Wellington. All in all a great read, and would recommend to anyone (not just murder mystery lovers).