Shimmers ... A tortured tale of blood and loss
Stunning ... Scrublands is that rare combination, a page-turner that stays long in the memory
Compelling, original and brilliantly executed - an excellent thriller from a new master of Australian noir
Silver is the perfect sequel to Scrublands - dark, twisty and atmospheric, with writing so real you can almost feel the blistering heat of the Australian summer. I savoured every page, I didn't want it to end
Hammer combines Scarsden's backstory with a vivid portrait of a divided community to mesmerising effect.
Richly descriptive, with a large and well-drawn cast, this is an immersive and enjoyable novel that lives up to the promise of its predecessor.
A great new edition to the world of crime-writing.
A terrific story ... This is an excellent sequel; the best Australian crime novel since Peter Temple's The Broken Shore
Sweeping and ambitious ... It bears comparison with Jane Harper's The Dry and there can be no higher praise
Another compulsive thriller
A meaty crime mystery with plenty of originality and excitement
Hammer is a great writer - a leader in Australian noir
I think this is better than the first
With their small-town Australian setting, brilliantly complex plots involving corruption, cruelty and climate change, Chris Hammer's detective novels are as compellingly written and characterised as they are, sadly, topical. Alongside Jane Harper, he is in the vanguard of Australian noir.
The perfect sequel to the extraordinary Scrublands. Tense, heart-squeezing and absolutely addictive: Silver is one to read again and again
A terrific murder mystery set in New South Wales. A tale of drugs, property speculation, small-town ambitions, money, and a strange religious guru.