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Hermit by S. R. White


ISBN
9781472268440
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Binding
Paperback
Pages
384
Dimensions
156 x 235mm

HE DISAPPEARED FOR 15 YEARS...SHE HAS 12 HOURS TO FIND OUT WHY.

Compulsive, atmospheric and stunningly accomplished, HERMIT introduces a thrilling new voice in Australian crime fiction, perfect for fans of Jane Harper and Chris Hammer.

After the puzzling death of a shopkeeper in rural Australia, troubled detective Dana Russo has just 12 hours to interrogate the prime suspect - a silent, inscrutable man found at the scene of the crime, who simply vanished 15 years earlier.
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HE DISAPPEARED FOR 15 YEARS...SHE HAS 12 HOURS TO FIND OUT WHY.

Compulsive, atmospheric and stunningly accomplished, HERMIT introduces a thrilling new voice in Australian crime fiction, perfect for fans of Jane Harper and Chris Hammer.

After the puzzling death of a shopkeeper in rural Australia, troubled detective Dana Russo has just 12 hours to interrogate the prime suspect - a silent, inscrutable man found at the scene of the crime, who simply vanished 15 years earlier.

Where has he been? And just how dangerous is he? Without conclusive evidence linking him to the killing, Dana must race against time to persuade him to speak. But over a series of increasingly intense interviews, Dana is forced to confront her own past if she wants him to reveal the shocking truth.
ISBN:
9781472268440
Publication Date:
25 / 08 / 2020
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
156 x 235mm
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After a puzzling death in a small country town, detective Dana Russo has just 12 hours to interrogate the prime suspect - a recluse who disappeared without trace 15 years earlier! He is silent and inscrutable. Found at the scene of the crime and will only speak to Dana. With each interview Dana must battle her own demons if she wishes to find the horific truth behind the "hermit". - Kirsty (QBD)
, 01/09/2020
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Dana Russo is a strange and damaged homicide detective. Her task is to get her chief suspect Nathan Whittler to talk but he is also damaged and uncooperative. Dana's non verbal persistance gradually works but what comes out is shocking. If you liked Scrublands by Chris Hammer then this is your next great read. Clever, intense and chilling. - Gillian (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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Making their own mark on crime, S R White takes us to our backyard, the Aussie Outback. There we meet Detective Dana who's pulled into a puzzling crime on that one specific day she needs to have off as a man found at the scene is a mystery onto himself. 15 years earlier he vanished from the outback. Like a bushfire this starts small and slow then blazes to the finished in this hot page turner - Allison (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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This magnificent debut novel by S. R. White is a compelling mystery set in the Australian outback. Nathan is found at the scene of a murder but he himself has been missing for 15 years without a trace. Where has he been? And is he the killer? Detective Dana Russo must find out. This psychological mystery will leave you wanting more. - Brittany (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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S.R White's debut novel Hermit is a gripping page-turner, set in bushland Australia, the story follows detective Dana Russo on her task of solving a supposedly 'clean-cut' murder investigation in a matter of hours.The main suspect is Nathan Whittler, a quiet man who disappeared 15 years ago, only to emerge now at the scene of the murder with hands covered in the victim's blood. A thrilling read! - Sophie (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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A race against time has began for Detective Russo, to get to the bottom of a murder and the only suspect is a hermit? Found at the scene of the crime Russo has 12 hours to dive into the mystery of this man, what happened to make him vanish 15 years ago? Rural Australia has never been so grim, and what made him return? - David (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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Steve Cavanaugh meets Christian White in this debut novel from S. R. White that'll keep you hooked until the last page. When a murder occurs and the main suspect is a loner who has been untraceable for the past 15 years, lead detective Dana Russo must use all of her skills and confront her own dark past before uncovering the truth about what happened. - Bianca (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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When a murder is committed with no clear motive, Detective Dana Russo must put her own trauma aside to elicit a confession from their only suspect before time runs out. A new voice for Australian crime; S.R.White delivers a compelling novel that you will want to read all the way to the end. - Tracey (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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The slow start to this book builds such an immersive story that you don't realise what's going on until halfway through the book and even then the two main characters will have you on the edge of your seat! Hermit is a must-read for fans of Jane Harper! - Hannah (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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Set in a rural Australian town, this book slams you right into the action! The 'hermit' of the story, Nathan, has been living off the grid for 15 years. When a local shopkeeper is found murdered, Nathan becomes the prime suspect. But how do you get someone who has been silent for years to divulge what they know? Tense, finely crafted and deeply compelling, this book will linger in your mind. - Joanna (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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A murder at an isolated convenience store brings together Dana, a police detective with a troubled past; and Nathan, a hermit who may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Hermit has a slow-burn narrative that will pull you into the minute details of their world. Both meticulous and dark, this book will stay with you long after you have read the last page. - Jessica (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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This book almost starts with a bang which is stopped by a deeper mystery of a hermit who disapeared for 15 years and a murder to solve in under 12 hours. Thrilling and suspenseful, this book keeps you on edge as you go along for the ride with detective Dana Russo. I also love that it is set in Australia and is perfect for Fans of Jane Harper. - Kristin (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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S.R White's "Hermit" is an intense, dark, claustrophobic Australian outback crime story. It explores the developing psychological relationship between two emotionally damaged individuals. This is a slow burn but an absoute delight to read. The author provides a thoughful character portrayal whilst delivering a story which plays on our perceptions of what we need to be human - Alison (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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This psychological thriller will have you second guessing yourself. Just because someone is different, doesn't make them a killer - or does it?! Hermit will make you question the way you insta-judge people as you meet them. This is perfect for fans of Christian White and Chris Hammer - Alexandra (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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S.R. White follows a similar vein of creating a character out the sprawling and often desolate country of Australia that showcase how intimidating the unknown can be. Hermit has one of the most confronting starts to any story the change of setting from the desolate outback to the 4 walls of the interrogation room brilliantly encompasses S.R.White's ability to confront you at every turn. - Nathan (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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Intense and psychological - Hermit will drag you into its darkly emotional world as a detective faces off against a missing man turned murder suspect, finding the path to a confession littered with turmoil, trauma, and a sense of urgency that will twist your stomach with anticipation.Get ready for a sleepless night! - Olivia (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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Absolutley loved this book!!! More twists and turns than a race track. Giving this book 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up!!!! - Cassey-Leigh (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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Whilst ultimately a Crime Novel, this is more Psychological Drama.Although all the Events happen within 12 hours, it is not a fast paced novel, this is about the Journey,not the destination and outcome.. S.R. White worked for the Uk Police Force for 12 years. Before taking on a MA in Creative Writing..He now Lives in Queensland... - Karen (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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A suspect with nothing to say. A detective with nothing to lose. Nathan Whittler disappeared 15 years ago, but has been found - beside a murder victim, his hands covered in blood. Dana Russo has 24 hours to convince him to talk. But her own demons are weighing heavily on her today... This is compelling crime written by a former police officer: it grips you hard, shakes you and does not let go! - Amy (QBD)
, 28/08/2020
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When Nathan Whittler is found standing over a victim with blood on his hands, Detective Dana Russo has to solve whether this is a case of wrong place, wrong time, or something altogether more sinister. Hermit will be your new favourite crime fiction read! - Tamara (QBD)
, 27/08/2020
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Continuing our tradition of choosing fantastic Australian fiction for our Book of the Month is 'Hermit' by S.R. White - a brilliant, vividly written and eerily atmospheric crime novel in the same vein as Jane Harper or Gabriel Bergmoser. Set in rural Australia, we meet deeply disturbed detective Dana Russo as she is confronted with the mystery of her career. She has just 12 hours to interrogate the prime suspect in a bizarre murder - but to get through to the strange, silent man, she must first confront some of her own deeply hidden truths. I was hooked from the first page, the writting is lush and evocative, and Dana is a beautifully compelling character. I'm looking forward to many more from this new author! - Rebecca (QBD)
, 27/08/2020
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A dead storekeeper; a silent suspect; a ticking clock. A procedural thriller to rival the best of them, Hermit is a tale of survival, hidden secrets and the effect traumas of days gone by. Heavy hitting and guaranteed to rock you to the core, Hermit is perfect for fans of Steve Cavanagh and John Grisham. - Natasha (QBD)
, 27/08/2020
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Set in the Australian outback, a man who disappeared 15 years earlier becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a local shopkeeper when he is found with the body, his hands covered in blood. This psychological thriller is a slow burn, set over the course of a single day, but the tension between both detective and suspect will draw you in, and ends up being quite the compulsive read! - Stacey (QBD)
, 27/08/2020
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A psychological thriller set in rural Australia, Hermit delves into what humans really need to survive. Nathan Whittaker hasn't been seen in 15 years. Living off the grid, he is found at the scene of a murder. After going off the grid for all this time, why has he now emerged? Has he gone to all that effort just to kill a general store owner? Fans of Chris Hammer and Jane Harper will love this! - Megan (QBD)
, 26/08/2020
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S.R. White produced an absolutely beautiful novel that kept me gripped to the very last page! It was a slow burn, yet fast-paced jumping straight into the case in the opening of the book. This novel was an interesting psychological drama with crime elements. A new favourite for Aussie crime lovers! - Tariana (QBD)
, 24/08/2020
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Hermit takes you on an adventure progressing over a fast paced 24 hours of murder, suspence, and trauma. Through the bushlands of Australia, S.R. White accounts a story of a most curious death and a detective that must put together the clues before it's too late. This is the perfect title for those who love the crime fiction genre and those testing the waters for the very first time. - Jessica (QBD)
, 21/08/2020

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