When an unseasonal downpour uncovers the skeletal remains of two missing teenagers in a national park, jaded cold case investigator Detective Sergeant Pat Travers finds himself in the mid-north town of Burra with his new partner, Detective Constable Lina Palumbo, trying to unravel a thirty year mystery. It’s a big ask and Pat’s not confident of an outcome. In fact, he suspects he’s expected to fail.
A lot of things have happened in the intervening thirty years since the teenagers disappeared. People have aged and moved on from the trauma, and they’re reluctant to re-examine the details of an old story they believe will never be resolved. But, confidences are betrayed with devastating results.
If you like a murder mystery with a subtle twist, you’ll enjoy Desolation.