The Way It Is Now by Garry Disher


Bookseller review by Valerie:

The story starts in a small seaside town in Australia in the year 2000 when the  protagonist Charlie’s mother goes missing. As a young policeman whose father, also a cop, comes under suspicion of murdering her, the crime haunts him and when he returns to the family home in January 2020, under a disciplinary cloud himself, he devotes himself to solving the mystery. Family and small town relationships and tensions are acutely observed making this a really good read as well as a satisfying crime novel.

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Twenty years ago, Charlie Deravin’s mother went missing near the family beach shack – believed murdered. Her body never found. His father has lived under a cloud of suspicion ever since. Now Charlie’s back living in the shack in Menlo Beach, on disciplinary leave from his job with the police sex-crimes unit, and permanent leave from his marriage. After two decades worrying away at the mystery of his mother’s disappearance, he’s run out of leads. Then the skeletal remains of two people are found in the excavation of a new building site – and the past comes crashing in on Charlie.

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