Scrublands In an isolated country town afflicted by interminable drought a charismatic and dedicated young priest calmly opens fire on his congregation shooting dead five parishioners before being gunned down
Author: Chris Hammer
In an isolated country town afflicted by interminable drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest calmly opens fire on his congregation, shooting dead five parishioners before being gunned down himself A year later, accompanied by his own demons from war time reporting, journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend His assignment is deliberately simple describe In an isolated country town afflicted by interminable drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest calmly opens fire on his congregation, shooting dead five parishioners before being gunned down himself A year later, accompanied by his own demons from war time reporting, journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend His assignment is deliberately simple describe how the townspeople are coping as the anniversary of their tragedy approaches But as Martin meets the locals and hears their version of events, he begins to realise that the accepted wisdom that the priest was a paedophile whose imminent exposure was the catalyst for the shooting, established through an award winning investigation by his own newspaper may be wrong.Just as Martin believes he s making headway, a dramatic new development rocks the town The bodies of two German backpackers missing since the time of the church shootings are discovered in a dam in the scrublands It s the biggest story in Australia, the media arrive en masse Instead of gently easing back into reporting, Martin finds himself thrown into a media storm, and with it a complex mystery.What was the real reason behind the priest s shooting spree And how does it connect to the backpacker murders, if at all Martin struggles to uncover the town s dark secrets, putting his job, his mental state, and his life all at risk as events escalate around him Get A Copy Kindle St
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Scrublands by Chris Hammer Scrublands, the almost desert like territory outside of a small rural town in Australia Where the village priest shot five men from the steps of his church, and no one has figured out why he did it Where his friend and local cop then shot the priest Where rumors Scrubland ecology Britannica Scrubland, also called shrubland, heathland, or chaparral, diverse assortment of vegetation types sharing the common physical characteristic of dominance by shrubs A shrub is defined as a woody plant not exceeding metres . feet in height if it has Scrublands Hammer, Chris Books Chris Hammer s powerful debut Scrublands establishes his place among the handful of thriller writers who understand the importance of setting as character, deftly weaving the story of a landscape burned dry and a town whose residents are barely hanging on with a complicated mystery that could only happen in this place in exactly the way Hammer tells it. Scrublands novel Scrublands Books There s also a wild fire in the Scrublands Martin and the town constable go in to save Harley Snouch who refused to evacuate Snouch owns the land with the water source and his home is the home of somebody with money, not the dump Martin expected Snouch ends up saving Martin and the constable rather than the other way around. Scrublands Golden Gate National Recreation Area U.S Scrublands Flowering shrubs of the Marin Headlands Scrub is the name used for areas of low shrubs common along the California coast Coastal scrub plants must contend with harsh conditions such as steep rocky soils and shearing winds.