The Broken Shore

The Broken Shore

By Peter Temple

  • Release Date : 2005-08-01
  • Genre : Crime & Thrillers
  • FIle Size : 1.08 MB
Score: 4.5
From 51 Ratings
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The Broken Shore Named by The Times as one of the top ten crime novels of the decade and winner of the Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie Dagger, the Ned Kelly Award, the Colin Roderick Award and the H.T. Priestly Medal, The Broken Shore is a masterpiece.

Joe Cashin was different once. He moved easily then; was surer and less thoughtful. But there are consequences when you've come so close to dying. For Cashin, they included a posting away from the world of Homicide to the quiet place on the coast where he grew up. Now all he has to do is play the country cop and walk the dogs.

Then prominent local Charles Bourgoyne is bashed and left for dead. Everything seems to point to three boys from the nearby Aboriginal community; everyone seems to want it to. But Cashin is unconvinced. And as tragedy unfolds relentlessly into tragedy, he finds himself holding onto something that might be better let go.

The Broken Shore is one of those watershed books that makes you rethink your ideas about reading.' Sydney Morning Herald


  • Gritty, dark, clever and rewarding

    By 2013shardy
    It's hard to describe his style of writing, uncluttered, succinct yet incredibly descriptive. He manages to paint a detailed picture with very few well chosen words. As the main story slowly unfolds the characters and locations are authentic and recognisable. Couldn't put it down. I look forward to reading another of his books.
  • Great read

    By 1Reilly
    Peter Temple has written a tight thriller here. Once I got started reading, I could not stop. Great descriptive phrasing but not overly wordy. Enough entry into the characters' personalities to get a good feel for them but not so much that it takes you away from the story. Loved the tension. I absolutely recommend this book.