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The Night Whistler

The Night Whistler

by Greg Woodland

Nostalgic yet clear-eyed, simmering with small-town menace, Greg Woodland's wildly impressive debut populates the rural Australia of the 1960s with memorable characters and almost unbearable tension.

Format
Paperback
Category
Fiction
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Publish Date
August 2020

Are you lonesome tonight. It's 1966. Hal and his little brother, newly arrived in Moorabool with their parents, are exploring the creek near their new home when they find the body of a dog. Not just dead, but recently killed. Not just killed, but mutilated. Constable Mick Goodenough, recently demoted from his city job as a detective, is also new in town-and one of his dogs has gone missing. He is experienced enough to know what it means when someone tortures an animal to death it means they are practising. So when Hal's mother starts getting anonymous calls-a man whistling, then hanging up-Goodenough, alone among the Moorabool cops, takes her seriously. The question is- will that be enough to keep her safe?

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