Brothers Nathan and Bub Bright meet for the first time in months at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely Australian Outback; their third brother, Cameron, lies dead at their feet. Bearing bad news, they travel to Cameron's ranch and to those left behind by his passing: his wife, his daughters, and his mother, as well as their long-time employee and two recently hired seasonal workers. While they grieve Cameron's loss, suspicion starts to take hold, and Nathan is forced to examine secrets the family would rather leave in the past. Worse yet, if someone is behind Cameron's death, the isolation of the Outback leaves few suspects.
"I read it in 24 hours. It's gripping, atmospheric and ultimately deeply satisfying."—Val McDermid