Review: Peace by Garry Disher

Title: Peace (Paul Hirschhausen #2}
Author: Garry Disher
Published: November 5th 2019, Text Publishing
Status: Read December 2019


My Thoughts:

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

However, I finished it a little later than I had hoped to get a review posted in a timely manner, so for the moment these comments are a placeholder of sorts.

In summary this is an excellent book, certainly on par with Chris Hammer’s Scrubland and Jane Harper’s The Dry. I think it is a little darker and grittier than both, as is the first book featuring police officer Paul Hirschhausen, Bitter Wash Road. The mystery’s are interesting and paced well. The descriptions evoke the isolated, hot, economically depressed South Australian regional town in which it’s set, and the characterisation is well done.

Compelling reading, definitely recommended…more later.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. the bookworm
    Dec 30, 2019 @ 02:34:22

    I like dark and gritty reads and the setting sounds good.
    Happy New Year!

    Liked by 1 person


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  3. Helen Murdoch
    Dec 30, 2019 @ 06:57:11

    This one sounds really good and a great way to end a year of reading. I’ve added it to my 2020 TBR list.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Don Jimmy Reviews
    Dec 30, 2019 @ 21:22:42

    Sounds very interesting!



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