Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Flush by Jane Clifton

"Some days a drop of water can kill you, some days it can save your life.
     In the early hours of Thursday, February 3, 120 millimeters of rain fell on Melbourne. Enough water to flush out a murder.
    The Yeraa and maribyrnong rivers had swollen and in some places had split their sides. Sedate, well behaved Kerford Road beach disappeared beneath heavy turf. Boats flipped and tossed like God's own rubber duckies. Roofs leaked, carports groaned, gutters choked, and parked cars drowned at the roadside. Century old trees in the Botanical Gardens keeled over like drunks, their parched roots suddenly losing their footing in the blistered soil. A city that had craved a good soaking for more than eight years took an unscheduled." 

Title: Flush
Author: Jane Clifton
ISBN: 9780992329549
Publisher: Clan Destine Pres/2013
Pages: 253

Oleg Kransky is the first suspect when his wife Inga Kristensen's body is found washed up on the banks of Maribyrnong River. When police reach his home, he is found with a failed suicide bit and his wife's blood stained cloth are all over the place.

Decca Brand, a psychologist, does not believe that he killed his wife. Oleg had been one of her patients. He had not been very forthcoming yet Decca could sense he loved his wife. Even now, after his arrest, he still does not communicate.

While chasing for answers, Decca and the police detectives find themselves in the midst of gritty going ons in red light area, secret past lives of Oleg, Inga and their so-called friends. From Melbourne to links in Bosnia seem far fetched but when a well known person like Col Jones is found involved, it all unravels.

I liked the twists and turns. It kept my interest until the very end. Very fast paced and not easy to put down. It was one of my last reads of 2013 and I am happy about that!


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sounds like a good murder mystery. Like the intro. Thanks for joining us this week.

Unknown said...

I love mysteries! Sounds like a fun read!

Literary Feline said...

I would definitely keep reading. From the sounds of it, this is a good book!

kayerj said...

sounds like a good thriller. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

grammajudyb said...

Sounds like a mystery I could get my feet wet in! Thanks for sharing.

fredamans said...

Not crazy about the cover at all.
The opening is interesting though as is your review.

Nise' said...

It is always great to end the year with an awesome book.