Winner, Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2010
Winner, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, 2010
Winner, General Fiction Book of the Year, ABIA, 2010
Winner, International German Crime Prize, 2012
Shortlisted, Book of the Year, ABIA, 2010
At the close of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city. In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead, a panic button within reach.
So begins Truth, the sequel to Peter Temple's bestselling masterpiece, The Broken Shore, winner of the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Best Crime Novel.
Villani's life is his work. It is his identity, his calling, his touchstone. But now, over a few sweltering summer days, as fires burn across the state and his superiors and colleagues scheme and jostle, he finds all the certainties of his life are crumbling.
Truth is a novel about a man, a family, a city. It is about violence, murder, love, corruption, honour and deceit. And it is about truth.
`Temple's characters are complex, his plots complicated, his world smudged if not outright dirty...You want a mindless beach read? Skip this. You want to be bitch-slapped into full attention by a master? Come ahead.' * Head Butler *