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Still

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780733644740

Price: £13.99

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THE #1 Australian best-selling fiction
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‘From screen to page, Matt Nable’s ability to breathe life into vivid characters shines against the grittiness of the harsh Australian landscape.’ – Jane Harper, author of The Dry
‘a thrilling, heart-stopping novel that fans of The Dry are going to love’ – Weekender
‘Nable renders the past both tangible and real and it’s riveting’ – Sue Turnbull, The Age
‘must read’ – Who Weekly


Darwin, Summer, 1963.

The humidity sat heavy and thick over the town as Senior Constable Ned Potter looked down at a body that had been dragged from the shallow marshland. He didn’t need a coroner to tell him this was a bad death. He didn’t know then that this was only the first. Or that he was about to risk everything looking for answers.

Late one night, Charlotte Clark drove the long way home, thinking about how stuck she felt, a 23-year-old housewife, married to a cowboy who wasn’t who she thought he was. The days ahead felt suffocating, living in a town where she was supposed to keep herself nice and wait for her husband to get home from the pub. Charlotte stopped the car, stepped out to breathe in the night air and looked out over the water to the tangled mangroves. She never heard a sound before the hand was around her mouth.

Both Charlotte and Ned are about to learn that the world they live in is full of secrets and that it takes courage to fight for what is right. But there are people who will do anything to protect themselves and sometimes courage is not enough to keep you safe.

STILL is an evocative, page-turning thriller from a brilliant Australian writer. If you loved THE DRY and SCRUBLANDS, you will love STILL.

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It's great to see local authors using the Australian landscape with such strength. Actor Matt Nable does this well.
QLD, Townsville Bulletin et al. (News Corp regional syndicate), [AUDIENCE: 92,602, ASR: 3,419]
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WA [PRINT], Geraldton Guardian, [AUDIENCE: 3,673, ASR: AUD 161]
Thick with humidity as tangible as the words on the page, and suffused with violence, this is a rural thriller to fill your Jane Harper void.
[ONLINE] Readings
It's compelling. Highly recommended.
NATIONAL [PRINT], Good Reading Magazine, [AUDIENCE: 8,000, ASR: AUD 1,044]
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SA [PRINT], Murray Pioneer, [AUDIENCE: 6,400, ASR: AUD 292]
Recommendation
QLD [RADIO] ABC North Queensland
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[ONLINE] Queensland Reviewers Collective
It is a dark and tense multi layered story that will keep you guessing.
[ONLINE] Mandy Loves to Read
A gripping must-read for 2021
NATIONAL [PRINT] WHO Magazine [AUDIENCE: 82,789 ASR: AUD 17, 868]
[..] Nable renders the past both tangible and real and its riveting.
VIC [PRINT], The Sunday Age and Sydney Morning Herald, [AUDIENCE: 98,214, ASR: AUD 35,193]
A very evocative novel that excels in its characterisations and depictions of life in Darwin
ACT [PRINT] Canberra Weekly [AUDIENCE: 43, 073 ASR: AUD 772]