Dirt Creek by Scrivenor, Hayley
Hayley Scrivenor

Dirt Creek -- Hayley Scrivenor

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In Hayley Scrivenor's Dirt Creek, a small-town debut mystery described as The Dry meets Everything I Never Told You, a girl goes missing and a community falls apart and comes together.

When twelve-year-old Esther disappears on the way home from school in a small town in rural Australia, the community is thrown into a maelstrom of suspicion and grief. As Detective Sergeant Sarah Michaels arrives in town during the hottest spring in decades and begins her investigation, Esther's tenacious best friend, Ronnie, is determined to find Esther and bring her home.

When schoolfriend Lewis tells Ronnie that he saw Esther with a strange man at the creek the afternoon she went missing, Ronnie feels she is one step closer to finding her. But why is Lewis refusing to speak to the police? And who else is lying about how much they know about what has happened to Esther?

Punctuated by a Greek chorus, which gives voice to the remaining children of the small, dying town, this novel explores the ties that bind, what we try and leave behind us, and what we can never outrun, while never losing sight of the question of what happened to Esther, and what her loss does to a whole town.

Author: Hayley Scrivenor
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Published: 08/02/2022
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 9.49h x 6.38w x 1.15d
ISBN: 9781250834751

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 03/01/2022 pg. 1
Publishers Weekly 06/06/2022