24 September 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: Y is for Y.A. Erskine, THE BETRAYAL

Following a pattern established in 2012, my contributions to the Crime Fiction Alphabet in 2013 will mainly feature authors or books that I have read recently.

My choice today is THE BETRAYAL by Tasmanian author Y.A. Erskine.

Synopsis (Random House Australia)

An engrossing novel of corruption and injustice at the heart of the police system, from the author of The Brotherhood.

Tasmania is in the grip of one of the longest, bleakest winters on record and it's particularly icy at the Hobart Police Station. Of the many golden rules in policing, one is especially sacred: what happens at work stays at work.

So when a naive young constable, Lucy Howard, makes an allegation of sexual assault against a respected colleague, the rule is well and truly broken.

Soon the station is divided. From Lucy's fellow rookies right up to the commissioner himself - everyone must take a side. With grudges, prejudices and hidden agendas coming into play, support arrives from the unlikeliest of corners.

But so too does betrayal ...

See my review.

See what others have chosen for the letter Y.


Anonymous said...

Excellent choice, Kerrie, and a great novel I think.

Irene said...

I've read your review of this one, and tried to find it, but Australian authors are harder to come by, I shall keep searching, 'cause this sounds so good.

Susan said...

I've just added the first one, The Brotherhood, to my wish list. It is available up here, so I think I will be getting it for my Christmas box. Thanks for the review, I am curious to read a novel written by and set in Tasmania. It sounds very good.


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