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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. Villani's life is his work. But now, over a few summer days, as fires burn across the state and his 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 the search for truth. 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 the sequel to Peter Temple's bestselling masterpiece, The Broken Shore, winner of the Gold 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.

Details

ISBN13: 9781921656620
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 400
Edition:
Publication Date: 30 Aug 2010
Publisher: Text Publishing
Publication City, Country: Melbourne,Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.9(H) x 13.1(W)326
Weight (gm): 326

Author Biography

Peter Temple is the author of nine novels, including four books in the Jack Irish series. He has won the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction five times, and his widely acclaimed novels have been published in over twenty countries.

The Broken Shore won the UK's prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger for the best crime novel of 2007 and Truth won the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first time a crime writer has won an award of this calibre anywhere in the world. Temple's Jack Irish series has been made into films with Guy Pearce starring as Jack Irish.

Reviews

`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 *
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