Author(s): B. Michael Radburn
An isolated town with a dark past -
In secluded Devlins Reach, on the shores of the Hawkesbury River, three bodies are unearthed in an excavation site. When a wilderness expert, Park Ranger Taylor Bridges, is called in to assist local police, he soon discovers the town has an unsettling history one to match Taylor's own haunted past.
But the quiet location and picturesque beauty of The Reach are hiding something darker than Taylor could have anticipated. Within the town's tight-knit community of loggers, store owners and tight-lipped locals, someone is targeting the residents one by one.
As a torrential storm surges ever closer, and the river swells at the levee walls, The Reach goes into lockdown. With no way in or out, Taylor finds himself in a race against the power of nature to find a desperate killer before the whole town goes under.
'THE REACH, B. Michael Radburn's taut Australian rural thriller, is a skilfully woven tale of empathetic characters, vividly drawn locations and edge-of-your-seat tension. Don't make any other plans you'll have to read to the electrifying conclusion of this hunt for a killer in an isolated logging community.'
L. J. M. Owen, The Great Divide