The Twisted Knot

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - BOOKS - KE

by J.M. Peace, Macmil­lan.

The new crime writer to watch, J.M. Peace, a Queens­land po­lice of­fi­cer, is a nat­u­ral nov­el­ist. And the fol­low-up to her de­but, A Time To Run, has in­sider crime knowl­edge, a swag of recog­nis­able ru­ral char­ac­ters and an im­pos­si­ble-to-guess plot. Con­sta­ble Sammi Wil­lis is back from ex­tended sick leave and on anx­i­ety med­i­ca­tion, fol­low­ing her ab­duc­tion by a se­rial killer. Yet when ru­mours reach An­gel’s Cross­ing Po­lice Sta­tion that a lo­cal pae­dophile has re-of­fended, it’s time for Sammi to come out from be­hind counter duty. Shovel and shot­gun in the back of his Fal­con, the father of the first 12-year-old vic­tim, who later killed her­self when her per­pe­tra­tor was never locked up, is ready to take the law into his own hands. And there’s a big an­gry mob gath­er­ing at the sta­tion, as well as an anony­mous pack­age con­tain­ing a hang­man’s noose (the twisted knot).

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