Better Reading Preview: The Bluffs by Kyle Perry

Better Reading Preview: The Bluffs by Kyle Perry

Our latest Better Reading Preview title is The Bluffs by Kyle Perry.

At the bottom of the world, there is an island. It is a land of rugged wilderness, of ice and snow and blistering heat, of the oldest tress on earth … They say extinct tigers still roam there. They say other things roam, too. When a school group of teenage girls go missing in the remote wilderness of Tasmania’s Great Western Tiers, the people of Limestone Creek are immediately on alert. What happened up there on the bluffs? Somebody knows… unless the local legends are true…

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              Publisher details

              The Bluffs
              Author
              Kyle Perry
              Publisher
              Penguin
              Genre
              Australian Fiction
              Released
              02 July, 2020

              Synopsis

              At the bottom of the world, there is an island. It is a land of rugged wilderness, of ice and snow and blistering heat, of the oldest tress on earth ... They say extinct tigers still roam there. They say other things roam, too.When a school group of teenage girls go missing in the remote wilderness of Tasmania's Great Western Tiers, the people of Limestone Creek are immediately on alert. Not long ago, five young girls went missing in the area of those dangerous bluffs, and the legends of 'the Hungry Man' still haunt locals to this day.Now, authorities can determine that the teacher, Eliza Ellis, was knocked unconscious, so someone on the mountain was up to foul play. Jordan Murphy, father of missing student Jasmine and the town's local dealer, instantly becomes prime suspect, but Detective Con Badenhorst knows that in a town this size - with corrupt cops, small-town politics, and a teenage YouTube sensation - anyone could be hiding something, and bluffing comes second nature.When a body is found, mauled, at the bottom of a cliff, suspicion turns to a wild animal - but that can't explain why she, like all victims past and present, was discovered barefoot, with her shoes found nearby, laces neatly tied.What happened up there on the bluffs? Somebody knows... unless the local legends are true...
              Kyle Perry
              About the author

              Kyle Perry

              Kyle Perry is a counsellor and youth worker who has worked extensively in high schools, youth shelters and drug rehabs. In his work he encounters stories and journeys that would fill a hundred books. Kyle’s mother grew up in the foothills of the Great Western Tiers, in Tasmania’s heartland, where his grandfather was called on for search and rescues in the mountains. Kyle himself has been lost in Tasmanian mountains twice, and once used ripped pages of a journal stuck on branches to find his way back out. He has also seen strange things in the bush that defy explanation and are best not spoken about. Kyle divides his time between his small country hometown in Tasmania’s North West and Hobart. The Bluffs is his debut novel.

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              1. Keryn Dickinson says:

                Looking forward to reading this!

              2. Christine Beeson says:

                The writer was lost twice in the wilderness, well that would fire up the imagination !

              3. Kirsten Mahoungou says:

                Cant wait to read this one! We have great crime and mystery writers in Australia – maybe Kyle Perry will be the next Jane Harper or Candice Fox?

              4. Chris Newcombe says:

                This has to be one of the best novels I’ve read so far in 2020. When I started reading it I thought of a modern day Picnic at Hanging Rock but no way, this story is way more grittier and creepier with so many twists and turns. Just when you think you may have solved it another character jumps to the forefront. The Tasmanian wilderness comes across as an eerie and spooky place and whether the Hungry Man exists or not as a reader I think he does. The ending wasn’t what I expected but a great read. Looking forward to reading more of this debut writers work.