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The River Mouth

Karen Herbert



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Fremantle Arts Centre Prs
28 September 2021
In a stunning debut that will keep you guessing till the last chapter, unhealed wounds are reopened when new DNA evidence gives a mother one last chance to discover the secret of her son's murder.

Fifteen-year-old Darren Davies is found facedown in the Weymouth River with a gunshot wound to his chest. The killer is never found. Ten years later, his mother receives a visit from the local police. Sandra's best friend has been found dead on a remote Pilbara road. And Barbara's DNA matches the DNA found under Darren's fingernails. When the investigation into her son's murder is reopened, Sandra begins to question what she knew about her best friend. As she digs, she discovers that there are many secrets in her small town, and that her murdered son had secrets too.
Imprint:   Fremantle Arts Centre Prs
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9781760990466
ISBN 10:   1760990469
Pages:   256
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Karen Herbert has worked in aged care, disability services, higher education, Indigenous land management, social housing and the public sector, and is a board member of The Intelife Group, Advocare Inc., and President of the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA. Born in Geraldton, Karen now lives in Perth, with her husband, Ross. The River Mouth is her first book. Her second, Cast Aways, is out in 2022.

Reviews for The River Mouth

'... tautly plotted, brilliantly characterised and laced with venomous moments that lay bare the town's racial and criminal histories. The River Mouth marks the debut of a brilliant new voice in Australian crime fiction.' --David Whish-Wilson

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