Scrublands by Chris Hammer – Book Review

It’s been a year since a priest in the small NSW town of Riversend shot five men and then himself and no-one knows why. Martin Scarsden, a journalist who is dealing with his own issues, is sent to do a follow up on how the town is going, and he is surprised to learn just how much everyone loved the priest. But all clearly is not what it seems.

I really liked the way this was written. I didn’t particularly like the main character, but that didn’t matter. I found the twists and turns compelling, and I was constantly surprised. I did kind of turn my brain off while reading it, in that I quickly realised that I was not going to pick what happened, so I just enjoyed the ride.

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