A Similar Taste In Books hAnother great Australian crime novel set around Broome in the north west of Western Australia The environment enhances the terrific level of tension that the author builds into a story that follows the investigation into a murder at a remote campsite The investigation uncovers international connections and some surprises with the locals It carries a good number of twists and rederrings to make the story engaging and sophisticated I enjoyed the way in which the author interwove the character of the region with the characters of the story I m oping the author plans to create a series from "Here Highly Recommended Overall "Highly recommended Overall enjoyable read
good characterisation red errings and plot twists and enough clues sprinkled throughoutMy only real grievance is minor but being a Broome resident was one of the reasons I bought this book and I found it to be annoying that it was set The House On Cliffside A Short Story here Little things like needing to go to Derby for the Hospital despiteaving a bigger Blood Lies hospital in Broome them looking out for a white SUV despite the fact that 90% of the cars in Broome are white four wheel drives and the fact that the chase ends up several kms out of town on the Peninsular Road which is unsealed during torrential rain which would make it all impassable To non Kimberley residents these issues are non existentAlso the whole Biker murder and witness story didn t add up it was never fully explained as to whye was killed and the young boy spotting the vehicle slowly driving past the The Beat Of His Wings And Other Heart Sounds hideout is a little implausible However I will read ofis stuff and Clement is a thoroughly likeable detective I won this book via Goodreads First Reads Giveaway I received a paperback copy Hot parched and gritty Broome Australia Good but troubled detective Large cast of characters but not overwhelming Shifting times and perspectives Multi layered plot strands well woven Will read from this author I enjoyed the setting of WA outback you could feel the The Red Zone heat and flies Similar feel as The Dry small country town Broome where everyone knows each other and the protagonist returnsome after training as a policeman in the city and The Corner Of Bitter And Sweet has to findis way again Interesting I ummed and aahed about what rating to give this On the one The Circle hand it s got all the standard elements of a police procedural that I m beginning to get bored of the good cop who isn t entirely atome in the force whose marriage is on the rocks Deadly Consequences Sam Black how lovesis kid etc etc But on the other and the landscape and weather of north west Australia are their own characters and add to the richness of the story telling as do the scenes set in Germany So in the end I decided that I did enjoy reading enought for 4 stars It s a procedural police story lot s of procedures in the beginning as the police try to find a motivesuspectlead There is a blindingly obvious clue at the murder scene which they ignoreThere is a lot about Detective Dan a brilliant omicide cop who returns to Broome to follow is divorced wife so
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he can be close to is daughter The police are all can be close to Dark Places his daughter The police are all charactersThe murders are brutal the depiction of Broome as an idyllic location is shattered there is plenty ofeat flies remoteness and a collection of people who live in Broome to make money or to live without the shackles of big city lifeThere is also a cyclone which kind of breaks into the story The cyclone is like the story Winner of the 2016 Australian Crime Writers Association Ned Kelly Award for Best FictionDetective Inspector Daniel Clement is back in Broome the tropical town where e grew up licking is wounds from a busted mar. ,
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"could ave been "have been bigger one Gun detective Dan Clement leaves is career in Perth behind and moves to the remote coastal town of Broome to be near is daughter and Child Of War Rising Son his estranged wife with whome opes to reconcile one day Being used to the facilities and igh level personnel of the city Dan tends to think of Scribbling his colleagues asicks and the local police department as pretty sub standardWhen a local German immigrant is found murdered in a nearby waterhole Dan is forced to manage a Infected Will You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse homicide investigation using the meagre resources available toim The plot thickens uickly with apparent involvement of local bikies and some drug running Dan is also trying to chase down the victim s German connections after After The Fall he is revealed to be a former policeman As the situation becomes entangled and progress difficult Dan gets to feel the pressure ofaving Jane S Gift his former city mates take awayis investigationWhile all this is going on Dan is making feeble attempts to patch things up with Mine For Now Simon his ex wife and preserveis father daughter relationshipThis book is a middling crime drama that lacks a real punch in the ending and is a bit too predictable in its denouement Dan personal conflicts a "necessary of any modern fictional detective character in my opinion are pretty mundane and seem onto "of any modern fictional detective character in my opinion are pretty mundane and seem bolted onto plot rather than a driver of it I prefer my fictional detectives to be damaged and angsty than this Clement is a beat down West Australian cop who Erin The Fire Goddess Betrayal has ended up in Broome wifeless childless and with a sick Mum Things go downhill forim from thereA serial killer Descent Of Blood has arrived in Broome ande starts with a small time local weed dealer takes out a ard core bikie and then kidnaps a local resident with a colourful past Clement spends most of the novel clueless though Warner nicely elps us as the reader put the pieces together long before Clement doesThere is another character in the book and it is one I wish Warner About Desire had made out of As the investigation progresses a cyclone is approaching the Broome coast It doesn t make its presence felt until the last third of the book and it wouldave been welcome earlier as it adds a brooding threatening ominousness is that a word to the tone and tempo of the book The final chapters in which the murderer and Clement battle it out in the midst of the raging cyclone are fantasticThis is also a book where you find yourself Fox S Bride highlighting great Warnerian passages At least I did Here are a couple This was the way upere night falling like a guillotine than a andkerchief All life after forty was regret there was something about weight the arithmetic of subtraction the use of absence to deduce past reality omission as a dynamic principleGreat Australian crime writing and a welcome return from Dave Warner Sometimes the world is very kind to a dedicated fan of Australian Crime fiction particularly when two new books from authors that we ve not eard from for a very long time arrive Peter Doyle and Dave Warner each played their part many years ago in engaging an interest in our own stories and voicesThe release of BEFORE IT BREAKS caused excitement and slight trepidation Slight trepidation because Warner s earlier Andrew Lizard Zirk series Murder in the Groove Murder in the Frame and Murder Off Season Blood Iris 2012 has always been a nostalgic favourite as are Exxxpresso and City of Light Nowavin. Riage and struggling to be impressed by The Chronicles Of Blood And Stone his new team of small town inexperienced cops But stagnation and lethargy soon give way to a case with urgent purpose On the edge of the desert a man is found dead in a cro. G read it this new book the first since the early 2000 sas to be the start of a new series featuring Detective Daniel Clement set in Broome because it s well bloody near pitch perfectThe increasing use of remote settings for crime fiction coming out of Western is proving to "be a field well worth mining pun intended The starkness of the landscape and way that the "a field well worth mining pun intended The starkness of the landscape and the way that the and massive climate variations affect daily life provide a real tension that s not so apparent where the worst that s going to Know Thy Neighbor happen elsewhere is it s cold in winter andot in summer The title also Impossible has a nice multi meaning going on it can refer to the breaking of a case marriages and relationships splintering and lives going pear shaped just as much as it does refer to the impending cyclone at the same time as a killer breaks cover There is much that s standard fare in BEFORE IT BREAKS A cop dealing with the fallout from a broken marriage feeling out of sorts and lost after returning to the town ofis childhood to stay close to is young daughter Reconnecting with
Old Friends And Placesfriends and places s obvious that Clement feels is return is acknowledging some failure on Sinner Savior his part Finding thatis childhood friends that stayed might not be Like Hell Itself high flyers but seem content is disconcerting making Clement feel and like a fish out of water not sure what it is thate wants out of life any Going from shop lifting fielding drunks and the odd brawl to a major murder investigation creates tension as things uickly escalate Starting out with the murder of a local low level drug dealer a retired German cop in really weird circumstances then the death of a bikie figure through to a disappearance right on the verge of the cyclone The Duke Of Christmas Past hitting town really puts the local powers that be on edge Which means that they ve got in the ear of theigher ups and Perth starts uffing and puffing about extra resources and taking over the cases Unsurprisingly there s uite a bit of sensitivity about a serial killer and a cyclone in a tourist town like Broome But the biggest problem in solving this case is motive who on earth would want to kill a seemingly armless old German man whose biggest sin appears to be a bit of low level cost effective dope dealing about town How BEFORE IT BREAKS deals with the standard elements intermixed with a seriously bizarre series of deaths is what makes this story work The interweaving of the standard bits of life good and bad makes everything absolutely believable Whilst there are all these mad weird things going on in what s basically a small town life around it goes on Parents age relationships with ex wives can be part longing part loathing and mothers in laws are often a mind field The contrast between the day to day bit of being The Story Of World War Ii human and the seriously screwed up things those self sameumans can do to each other shows life can be a tricky undertakingThat s not to say that character utterly dominates in BEFORE IT BREAKS There s action aplenty and the scenes in the teeth of a cyclone chasing a killer down flooded roads and through wet bush are part of a climax that will keep you on the edge of your seat There s plenty of moments where you wonder who is going to survive and there s lots of reminders that no matter Focus A Memoir how far away it might seem the past can come back to bite lots of people in the most unexpected wayshttpwwwaustcrimefictionorgrevie. Codile infested wateringole And e is only the first The connection between the victims is elusive but Clement must pursue it as a decades old mystery begins to unravel and a monster cyclone brews on the orizo.