Stay-at-home Book Club: July

SAH BC JULY 320The votes are in! Our Stay at Home Book Club title for July will be Chris Hammer's Scrublands. Set in a fictional Riverina town at the height of a devastating drought, Scrublands is one of the most powerful, compelling and original crime novels to be written in Australia.

In an isolated country town brought to its knees by endless drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners before being shot dead himself.

A year later, troubled journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend to write a feature on the anniversary of the tragedy. Just as he believes he is making headway, a shocking new development rocks the town. The bodies of two backpackers - missing since the time of the church shootings - are found in a dam in the scrublands. 

Wrestling with his own demons, Martin finds himself risking everything to discover a truth that becomes darker and more complex with every twist. But there are powerful forces determined to stop him, and he has no idea how far they will go to make sure the town's secrets stay buried.

Scrublands book cover

How does the Stay-at-home Book Club work?

  • This event will be held in a video chat format via Microsoft Teams. Register your place by following the link below. Registrations will close two hours before the event. A link will be emailed to you prior to the session, along with instructions on how to participate.
  • Get yourself a copy of the title. Scrublands is currently available as as eBook through the RBdigital collection.
  • Find yourself a comfy place at home, settle in, and get reading!
  • Don't forget to follow this event on Facebook where you can post in the lead up to the session and share your progress with the book.

Event details:
Wednesday 29 July
6.30pm to 8pm 
Book your place here

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