"What We Like"

Truth, by Peter Temple

The mean streets of Melbourne. Drugs are rampant, life is cheap and there’s a stink of corporate and police corruption. Or is that the smell of the encroaching wildfires? Homicide chief Villani is a Marlowe with a back story, mainly a cold and superior father whom he can’t please. Peter Temple turns a phrase beautifully. Even when the slang was indecipherable, I kept on reading, happy with the rhythm and flow. A word to the wise – don’t wait until page 350 to discover the Glossary of Australian Terms on page 380.

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