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Dirt Creek: A Novel

By Hayley Scrivenor

“A heart-wrenching mystery, Hayley Scrivenor’s remarkable sense of place brings Dirt Creek to life. A stellar debut.”

―Jane Harper, internationally bestselling author of The Survivors

 

“Dirt Creek is a remarkable debut, Hayley Scrivenor masterful in her deft handling of the tensions underpinning a small, regional town, and the complex characters that populate it. You will not be able to put it down.”

―Hannah Kent, internationally bestselling author of Burial Rights

 

“Beautifully written, compassionate, with an entirely credible but heart-breaking ending. A stunning debut.”

―Ann Cleeves, internationally bestselling author of the Vera Stanhope and Detective Matthew Venn novels

 

“Best crime debut in ages, Hayley Scrivenor is a major new talent. Page-turning, heart-breaking, gut-wrenching stuff. I can’t remember when I enjoyed a book so much.”

―Erin Kelly, internationally bestselling author of He Said/She Said

 

“Broadchurch, but in a scorched, dying town in rural Australia. Immersive, sweeping, and superb.”

―Catherine Ryan Howard, bestselling author of 56 Days

 

“I loved this. What wonderful writing. Scarily good! . . . Masterful. Australian crime has a new star. The characters of Dirt Creek are rich, raw and beautifully realized. One of the crime books of the year. Intelligent, nuanced and compassionate.”

―Chris Hammer, internationally bestselling author of Scrublands

 

“Dirt Creek gets under your skin. A gripping mystery told in authentic and innovative fashion, Dirt Creek will keep you engrossed. Hayley Scrivenor is an exciting new voice and an author to watch.”

―Adam Hamdy, bestselling author of Black 13

 

“Raw and intimate, Hayley Scrivenor unpacks small town life and its tragedies with heart and prowess.”

―Anna Bailey, author of Where the Truth Lies

 

“I loved it. Brilliantly written, evocative, and touching.”

―Charlotte Levin, author of If I Can’t Have You