The Sound of Her Voice
By Nathan Blackwell
An authentic and brilliantly compelling crime thriller set in Auckland by an elite former New Zealand detective - shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh best crime novel of the year award.
Some murder cases you can't forget. No matter how hard you try.
For Detective Matt Buchanan it is the death of 14-Year old Samantha Coates. That innocent girl he just can't get out of his head.
He has probably been in the job too long. But when Buchanan pursues some fresh leads, it soon becomes clear he's on the trail of something big.
As he pieces the horrific crimes together, Buchanan finds the very foundations of everything he once believed in start to crumble. He's forced across that grey line that separates right and wrong - into places so dark, even he might not make it back . . .
The Sound of her Voice is an authentic, gritty, character-led police procedural by an elite former detective - for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart Macbride, and Joseph Knox.
Nathan Blackwell was raised on Auckland's North Shore and attended Westlake Boys' High School before commencing a ten-year career in the New Zealand Police. Seven of those years were spent as a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Branch, where he was exposed to human nature at its strongest and bravest, but also at its most depraved and horrific. He investigated a wide range of cases including drug manufacture, child abuse, corruption, serious violence, rape and murder. Because some of his work was conducted covertly, Nathan chooses to hide his true identity.
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18 Apr 2019
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Harrowing, compelling and quite brilliant — NEW ZEALAND HERALD