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Bay of Fires

A Novel

By Poppy Gee

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.




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Format: Book
Author: Gee, Poppy
Title: Bay of fires : a novel / Poppy Gee.
Publisher Date: New York : Reagan Arthur Books/Little Brown and Company, 2013.
Subject: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction Tasmania -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780316201681 (hbk.) 0316201685 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: F Gee
Oclc: 795575275
Bib Id: 421054

Format: Book
Author: Gee, Poppy.
Title: Bay of fires : a novel / Poppy Gee.
Edition: 1st North American ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Reagan Arthur Books/Little Brown and Company, 2013.
Description: 376 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: Tasmania -- Fiction.
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Headline, January 2013"--T.p. verso.
LCCN: 2012023081
ISBN: 9780316201681 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0316201685 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Gee