Try a Sample Chapter of Karina Kilmore’s Where the Truth Lies and You Won’t Want to Stop Reading It

Try a Sample Chapter of Karina Kilmore’s Where the Truth Lies and You Won’t Want to Stop Reading It

CHAPTER 1

Gulls screamed and wheeled, diving around the towering metal cranes that stood as a silent guard between the land and the sea. Tall and proud, they stretched almost through the blanket of grey that hid the morning sky. The cranes’ splayed feet set solid, crucified by rusty bolts and rails to the concrete wharves.

The rain had stopped but droplets still hung from the wire security fences, a glitter of water shook loose with each gust of wind. Chrissie pulled her coat tight, not just from the cold but also to cushion the memory. Childhood. Her grandfather. The rumble of trucks vibrating through her feet, the constant whistles and sirens of caution, the shouts and cheers of working men. It was the same in every port.

The picket in front of the main gates had been going all night. Portable generators chugged, tent canopies were tightened, digital sign boards reprogrammed with new messages: ‘Safety first’. ‘People not profits’. There were about forty men, some with drooping banners held loosely in tired hands, others with slogans stretched tight across t-shirts on strong chests and pot bellies alike. Chrissie had been there for about an hour, still and unnoticed off to the side, leaning against a car. She could see the anger as she watched the men, it wafted off them like steam.

Finally, she stood straight, took a slow deep breath, clenched her jaw and stepped into their midst.

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          Publisher details

          Where the Truth Lies
          Author
          Karina Kilmore
          Publisher
          Simon and Schuster
          Released
          01 March, 2020
          ISBN
          9781925685862

          Synopsis

          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 to numb the pain. But her job is something she can do better than anyone else – and the only thing that keeps the memories at bay.A face-off on the waterfront between the unions and big business is just the kind of story to get her career back on track. But after a dockworker who confided in her turns up dead, Chrissie becomes obsessed with unravelling the truth. When a gruesome threat lands on her desk, it's clear someone is prepared to do anything to stop her.But who is more dangerous – a ruthless enemy or a woman pushed to the edge? Used to fighting her own demons, this is one battle Chrissie is determined not to lose. Where the Truth Lies was shortlisted for the prestigious Unpublished Manuscript Award in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
          Karina Kilmore
          About the author

          Karina Kilmore

          Karina Kilmore is a writer and newspaper journalist with more than 30 years’ experience. Under the byline Karina Barrymore, she covered almost every major business scandal and financial event since the 1987 global share market crash and has written for US, UK, Australian and New Zealand publications. Her first novel, Where the Truth Lies, was shortlisted for the prestigious Unpublished Manuscript Award at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in 2017. Born in Wellington, New Zealand, she now lives in Richmond in Melbourne.She is working on her second book.

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