Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Sarah Avery's reckless behavior has cost her a job, her boyfriend, and the independence she desperately craves. Reluctantly home for the holidays in the Bay of Fires, a tiny seaside town on the Tasmanian coast, she hopes for a calm, quiet visit, with time to reflect on all that's gone wrong. Those hopes are crushed when, early one morning, she discovers the body of a young female backpacker washed up on the shore.

A year earlier, another woman went missing and hasn't been seen since. Now everyone wonders: is there a killer in the brush? Or were these women victims of Tasmania itself? The island is place of savage beauty: pristine sand beneath orange-lichen covered granite boulders; heaving shadowy kelp fields; sweeping cold currents; crackling bush beyond the seashore. It's also a landscape as flawed, vulnerable and vengeful as any human. Once its fragile peace is shattered, the locals' anxiety fuels a string of speculations about happened to the women - and who might be the next victim.

When journalist Hall Flynn arrives to investigate, haunted by recent failures and yearning for a fresh start, he's determined to do whatever it takes to break the story, and Sarah is his best source of local information. But Sarah - like everyone else in this close-knit town - has secrets she's desperate to keep hidden. And one of those secrets leads straight to a killer's door.

Haunting, evocative, as wildly atmospheric as the remote island where it takes place, BAY OF FIRES is a startling and wholly original debut.

Baker & Taylor
Home for the holidays and looking for a calm escape, Sarah Avery instead discovers a woman's body washed ashore in her parents' quiet, small seaside town and teams up with a journalist to uncover the culprit.

Baker
& Taylor

Home for the holidays and looking for a calm escape, Sarah Avery instead discovers a woman's body washed ashore in her parents' quiet, small seaside town and teams up with a journalist to uncover the culprit. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Reagan Arthur Books/Little Brown and Company, 2013
Edition: 1st North American ed
ISBN: 9780316201681
0316201685
Branch Call Number: FICTION GEE 2013
Characteristics: 376 p. ; 22 cm

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Pisinga
Jul 31, 2014

Excellent description of the nature of Tasmania.
From the point of view as mystery- a murder investigation - not very interesting, too long. I was feeling a taste of sea food on my mouth. Could Not finish to read it.

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