Peace

Peace

Constable Paul Hirschhausen runs a one-cop station in the dry farming country south of the Flinders Ranges. He's still new in town but the community work-welfare checks and working bees-is starting to pay off. Now Christmas is here and, apart from a grass fire, two boys stealing a ute and Brenda Flann entering the front bar of the pub without exiting her car, Hirsch's life has been peaceful.

Until he's called to a strange, vicious incident in Kitchener Street. And Sydney police ask him to look in on a family living outside town on a forgotten back road.

Suddenly, it doesn't look like a season of goodwill at all.

Title:Peace
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781922268150
Format Type:

    Peace Reviews

  • Brenda

    Constable Paul Hirschhausen had been in Tiverton for around twelve months; his demotion and banishment to the dry outback South Australian town part of history. With Christmas getting closer he hoped ...

  • Karen

    Rural noir being the big thing at the moment, it's sad that many seem to have forgotten that there have been superbly talented authors like Garry Disher telling beautifully crafted, intelligent, and i...

  • Text Publishing

    'Disher is the gold standard for rural noir. Chris HammerThere is no peace for a good man when the mercury rises, tempers fray and violence simmers. This is a scorchingly good novel.Michael RobothamPe...

  • Marianne

    Everyone lied, every day especially to the police. A one-off, outright lie, from someone unused to lying, could often be identified and disproved. Constant and habitual lying was harder to recognise,...

  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

    I deliberately chose to read Peace as my last book of 2019 for a few reasons but notably because its set over the Christmas/New Year period in Australia, and because I thought the title was a positive...

  • Bridget

    A clear and shiny five star read. One of those books that pulls you back in like a magnet. Lovely slow burning and when with lots of beautifully rendered characters. This is small outback town Austral...

  • LJ

    First Sentence: This close to Christmas, the mid-north sun had some heft to it, house bricks, roofing iron, asphalt and the red-dirt plains giving back all the heat of all the days.It has been a year ...

  • Denise

    Listened to the audiobook of this. Had to read Bitter Wash Road - the first Hirsch novel - before Peace. Garry Disher in fine form, never a straight forward thriller...

  • Cass Moriarty

    When Garry Disher won the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award, he was described by the Australian Crime Writers Association as a giant not only of crime fiction but of Australian letters. With over 5...

  • Alice in Wonderland

    I received a copy of this book as an arc from the publisher. Its a slow burn and starts very monotonous but keep persevering! Its about a cop in a rural town in South Australia. I got Hopper vibes fro...