‘A truly brilliant and intelligent piece of Noir crime set in New Zealand’ Goodreads review ‘Raw, authentic and gripping. Cop-turned-writer Nathan Blackwell has created a police procedural with a difference, and a compelling glimpse into the darker side of life’ – EMMA VISKIC, bestselling author of Resurrection Bay ___________________________________________ Detective Buchanan remembers every victim. But this one he can’t forget. The body of a woman has been found on a pristine New Zealand beach – over a decade after she was murdered.
Detective Matt Buchanan of the Auckland Police is certain it carries all the hallmarks of an unsolved crime he investigated 12 years ago: when Samantha Coates walked out one day and never came home.
Re-opening the case, Buchanan begins to piece the terrible crimes together, setting into motion a chain of events that will force him to the darkest corners of society – and back into his deepest obsession…
Shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Best Crime Novel of the Year award, The Sound of Her Voice is a brilliantly gripping crime thriller for fans of Sirens by Joe Knox, Streets of Darkness by A.A. Dhand, Stuart Macbride and Ian Rankin. ___________________________________________ WHAT GOODREADS MEMBERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SOUND OF HER VOICE: ‘An absolute must read for readers of crime fiction’ Paromjit
‘Matt Buchanan has to be the most realistically described police character I have read’ Kath
‘A fine debut crime novel and a worthy addition to New Zealand’s best crime fiction’ Gram
‘One of the most astonishing books I’ve ever read’ Jacqui
‘Probably the most realistic procedural I have ever read’ Elaine