Loraine Peck has worked as a painter, magician's assistant, croupier, bartender, sales manager and marketing director in Australia, the Middle East, Asia and the US. After attending a couple of inspirational writing courses, she fulfilled her ambition to write a thriller. THE SECOND SON is her first novel. She lives in Sydney and on the Gold Coast.
'Outstanding...a gripping whodunnit. Original and straight from the heart.' * Kate London, author of Gallowstree Lane * 'At first glance, The Second Son is a modern-day Godfather that paints a brutal, bullet-ridden picture of gang warfare in Sydney's western suburbs. Look again, and it's a compelling exploration of inherited trauma and the endless cycle of violence. Get right up close and it's a tender story of fear, love and-ultimately-hope. A sharp and striking debut.' * Anna Downes *