In Chris Hammer’s immersive new book The Tilt the secrets of the past begin to come to the surface when a decades-old body is found. The discovery of more bodies triggers a chain of escalating events in the present day. As homicide detective Nell Buchanan returns to her home town and starts to join the pieces together, she begins to question how well she truly knows those closest to her. Could her own family be implicated in the crimes?
Set in the Barmah-Millewa red river gum forest, The Tilt is a gripping thriller with complex characters moving expertly between three different timelines and bringing together different strands of Australia’s history. Don’t miss it.
Chris Hammer is a leading Australian author of crime fiction. His first book, Scrublands, was an instant bestseller when it was published in mid-2018. It won the prestigious UK Crime Writers Association John Creasy Award for a debut crime novel in 2019 and was shortlisted for various awards in Australia and the United States.
Scrublands has been sold into translation in several foreign languages and is being developed for television. His follow up books – Silver (2019), Trust (2020) and Treasure & Dirt (2021) – are also bestsellers and all have been shortlisted for major literary prizes.
Before turning to fiction, Chris was a journalist for more than thirty years, dividing his career between covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. He reported from more than 30 countries on six continents with SBS TV, while in Canberra, roles included chief political correspondent for The Bulletin, senior writer for The Age and Online Political Editor for Fairfax.
Chris has also written two non-fiction books The River (2010) and The Coast (2012). He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Charles Sturt University and a master’s degree in international relations from the Australian National University.
The latest stunning thriller from the bestselling author of Scrublands and Treasure & Dirt.
A man runs for his life in a forest.
A woman plans sabotage.
A body is unearthed.
Newly-minted homicide detective Nell Buchanan returns to her home town, annoyed at being assigned a decades-old murder – a ‘file and forget’.
But this is no ordinary cold case, as the discovery of more bodies triggers a chain of escalating events in the present day. As Nell starts to join the pieces together, she begins to question how well she truly knows those closest to her. Could her own family be implicated in the crimes?
The nearer Nell comes to uncovering the secrets of the past, the more dangerous the present becomes for her, as she battles shadowy assailants and sinister forces. Can she survive this harrowing investigation and what price will she have to pay for the truth?
Gripping and atmospheric, The Tilt is a stunning multi-layered novel by the acclaimed and award-winning author of the international bestsellers Scrublands, Silver, Trust and Treasure & Dirt.