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The Wrong Woman

Author: J.P. Pomare  

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A private investigator returning to the hometown he fled years ago becomes entangled in the disappearance of two teenage girls in this stunning literary crime thriller. Reid left the small town of Manson a decade ago, promising his former Chief of Police boss he'd never return. He made a new life in the city, became a PI and turned his back on his old life for good.Now an insurance firm has offered him good money to look into a suspicious car crash, and he finds himself back in the place he grew up - home to his complicated family history, a scarring relationship breakdown and a very public career-ending incident.As Reid's investigation unfolds, nothing is as it seems: rumours are swirling about the well-liked young woman who was driving the car which killed her professor husband, while a second local student has just disappeared. As Reid veers off course from the job he has been paid to do, will he find himself in the dangerous position of taking on the town again?Praise for the critically acclaimed, award-winning novels of J. P. Pomare, Call Me Evie, In the Clearing, Tell Me Lies and The Last Guests :'A plot that will drag breathless readers to the finish line' Herald Sun

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J.P. Pomare is an award-winning writer whose work has been widely published. His debut novel, Call Me Evie , was critically acclaimed and won the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel. Pomare's novels In The Clearing and The Last Guests were critically acclaimed bestsellers, while his novel Tell Me Lies was a #1 Audible bestseller and was shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel and the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. The Wrong Woman is his fifth book.He was born in New Zealand and resides in Melbourne with his wife and daughter.

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'A twisty small-town PI mystery with a protagonist I didn't want to let go' IAN RANKIN IT WAS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. WASN'T IT? A private investigator returning to the hometown he fled years ago becomes entangled in the disappearance of two teenage girls in this stunning literary crime thriller.Reid left the small town of Manson a decade ago, promising his former Chief of Police boss he'd never return. He made a new life in the city, became a PI and turned his back on his old life.Now an insurance firm has offered him good money to look into a suspicious car crash, and he finds himself back in the place he grew up - home to his complicated family history, a scarring relationship breakdown and a very public career-ending incident.As Reid's investigation unfolds, nothing is as it seems: rumours are swirling about the well-liked young woman who crashed the car, killing her professor husband, and their possible connection to a local student who has gone missing.Soon Reid finds himself veering away from the job he has been paid to do. Will he end up in the dangerous position of taking on the town again?'J.P. Pomare has given us another juicy small-town read . . . Expect plenty of twists and turns in this thriller' Woman's Day 'Deftly plotted, pacey and sharply written. Twists come out of nowhere and the high drama of the final few chapters is edge-of-the-seat stuff' New Zealand Woman's Weekly 'There are tantalising echoes of Lee Child and Jack Reacher in this latest offering from Pomare. Fresh and complex . . . delivers on every front' Arts Hub ' The Wrong Woman captures you from page one and then barrels along with all the hallmarks of a J.P. Pomare thriller - a twisty plot, unforgettable characters and, more importantly, heart. Read this book!' CHRISTIAN WHITE 'An expertly plotted mystery with echoes of Lee Child. I raced through it and missed it once I finished' ALLIE REYNOLDS Praise for the critically acclaimed, award-winning novels of J. P. Pomare, Call Me Evie, In the Clearing, Tell Me Lies and The Last Guests : 'A plot that will drag breathless readers to the finish line' Herald Sun 'A master of the carefully constructed, impeccably paced psycho-thriller' The Australian 'The best crime and thriller writer in New Zealand' newsroom. 'One of the most exciting literary thriller authors to come out of the country' The Saturday Paper 'The atmosphere that Pomare creates is filled with unease and suspense' Better Reading 'A magician, whose every plot is like a magic trick' MICHAEL ROBOTHAM

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Product Details

Publisher
Hachette Australia | Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand
Published
27th July 2022
Pages
336
ISBN
9781869718190
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