Where the Truth Lies


About The Book

Shortlisted for the same award that launched The Dry, Karina Kilmore’s Where the Truth Lies introduces a major new crime-writing talent. In this clever and explosive thriller, a feisty but flawed investigative journalist battles unexplained deaths, big business, trade unions and media manipulation amidst the gritty underside of Melbourne.
She was slipping away. The further she fell, the closer the clouds seemed to come. Wispy transparent slipstreams of white. Cirrus. Pain smashed her head. Floating ...
When investigative journalist Chrissie O’Brian lands a senior job at The Argus, she is desperate to escape the nightmares of her past. Her life has become a daily battle not to numb the pain with drugs and alcohol. But her job is something she does better than anyone else – and the only thing that’s keeping her anchored to this world.
A face-off on the waterfront between the unions and big business is just the kind of headline-grabbing story to get her career back on track. But when a female dockworker whose warnings Chrissie ignored turns up dead, she becomes obsessed with unravelling the truth about an accident she suspects was straight out murder. 
When another worker dies and a gruesome threat lands on her desk, it's clear someone will do anything to stop her. But this is one battle Chrissie won't give up without a fight. 

‘A gritty tale full of twists, Where The Truth Lies is a page turner packed with compelling characters. An exciting new voice in Australian crime fiction.’ Jane Harper, bestselling author of The Dry

'A clever, explosive thriller ... I love Kilmore's flawed heroine's feistiness and her determination to take on the old boys' network. A truly impressive debut.' Petronella McGovern, bestselling author of Six Minutes

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (February 1, 2020)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781925685879

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Where the Truth Lies is a clever, gripping thriller with complex characters and chilling secrets at its core. Karina Kilmore’s flawed heroine takes us through Melbourne’s gritty underside in a desperate quest to uncover the truth. The investigative journalist battles to piece together a dark puzzle of unexplained deaths, big business, trade unions and media manipulation. I love her feistiness and determination to take on the old boys’ network. This compelling story touches on so many hot-button topics that you’ll keep thinking about it long after you’ve finished the last page. A truly impressive debut.

– Petronella McGovern, bestselling author of Six Minutes

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