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#2 Jane Halifax

Roger Simpson



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Simon & Schuster
30 August 2023
Series: Halifax
Fans of Kathy Reichs’ Temperance Brennan novels will love forensic psychiatrist Jane Halifax. In Resurrection, Jane Halifax is back, but after suffering a terrible accident her memories have vanished – and to recover them, she must solve a twenty-year cold case that has haunted her career.

A near-fatal car accident has left Jane in a coma. When she wakes, she has no idea who she is.

Initially comforted by unlikely spectres from past cases, Jane is unaware of everyone else’s concerns: the police who believe she was deliberately run off the road; a lawyer whose files were in her car at the time of the accident – files he should never have lent her; her neurosurgeon who fears a relapse; and her partner, Tim, who has to cope with the fact Jane remembers almost nothing of the last two years – including their relationship.

A young woman called Luna keeps luring Jane back to the present. Linked to a twenty-year-old case from Jane’s past, Luna has a quest of her own she can only solve with Jane’s help.

But if Jane wants to help Luna, she first needs to heal herself, and there just might be reasons beyond the accident that are hampering Jane’s recovery ...

Imprint:   Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication:   Australia
Volume:   2
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781761102530
ISBN 10:   1761102532
Series:   Halifax
Pages:   352
Publication Date:  
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Roger Simpson is one of Australia’s leading writers and producers.   He has created seventeen series for television including the highly acclaimed telemovie series Halifax f.p. (1994–2001) and its sequel Halifax: Retribution (2020), the cult series Good Guys, Bad Guys (1996–1998), the police drama Stingers (which ran for eight seasons until 2004), the much-loved rural serial Something In the Air (2000–2002), the teenage sci-fi sensation Silver Sun (2004–2005) and the top-rating streaming series Satisfaction (2007–2010).   Roger is the winner of twelve awards for writing including nine Australian Writers Guild AWGIE Awards as well as numerous awards as a producer. He is currently completing the stage play, The Trial Of Paul Gauguin, which was long listed for the National Playwrights Conference in 2016 by the Eugene O’Neill Theater. HALIFAX: Transgression is his first book.  

Reviews for Resurrection (#2 Jane Halifax)

"‘A thrilling, emotionally charged tour de force, beautifully structured and written. Halifax and Simpson at their best.’ -- <B>Shane Brennan, creator of <I>NCIS LA</I></B> ‘A riveting portrait of a woman who has no memory of the life she has left behind or the danger she is in. And when that woman is my beloved Jane Halifax, it is even more deeply disturbing. Roger has done it again.’ -- <B>Rebecca Gibney, television’s Jane Halifax</B> ‘A tense, edge-of-the-seat weave of complex characters and flawed relationships, Resurrection is an intricate and multi-layered mystery, expertly teased out by a master story-teller.’ -- <B>Chris Nyst, Ned Kelly Award-winning writer of <I>Millen</I></B> ‘Interrogating the mind of his greatest character, Roger Simpson delivers twists and thrills television never could provide an answer to: ""who is Jane Halifax, f.p.?”’ -- <B>Andy Muir, author of <I>Something for Nothing</I></B> ‘How clever to turn Jane’s smarts on herself as she stumbles through the labyrinth of post-injury amnesia. Suddenly she’s as much of a challenge to herself as that cold case she cannot forget.’ -- <B>Caroline Baum, founding editor of <I>Good Reading</I></B> ‘Forget serial killings. Here the crime is the theft of a mind. The story races along as you’re left wondering if Jane Halifax is ever going to be herself again.’ -- <B>Fenella Souter, award-winning feature writer</B>"

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