The critical and commercial hit of 2005, Peter Temple’s The Broken Shore, is now available in a gorgeous new mass market edition. Before Rai Sarris, Cashin was different. He moved more quickly then, he was less thoughtful, less easily spooked. But there are consequences when you’ve come that close to dying. For Cashin, they include a posting away from the world of murderers, of Homicide, to the quiet place on the coast where he grew up. Here all he has to do is play the country cop and walk the dogs. And sometimes think about how he was before Sarris. Then rich Charles Bourgoyne, the local benefactor, is bashed and everything seems to point to three boys from the nearby Aboriginal community. Cashin is unconvinced and as tragedy unfolds relentlessly into tragedy, he finds himself holding onto something that might be better let go. The Broken Shoreis Temple’s finest book yet; a work as moving as it is gripping, and one that defies the boundaries of genre. You will not read a more spellbinding book this year.