Chris Stuart invites you to the launch of her crime novel For Reasons of their Own on Saturday 25 July, 3 pm – 4.30 pm at The Workshop, 32 New Street, Nelson.
Can the past ever be left behind? Ask a flawed detective, a former refugee and a government desperate to misuse a dead body to reshape Australia’s security policy.
Melbourne is a city on the brink, from arson fed bush fires, to searing heat waves and the potential threat of terrorism. Detective Inspector Robbie Gray, falling foul of police bureaucracy, gets called to a body found lying in a rural swamp. When the nationality of the victim is revealed, ASIO take over her investigation and she is sidelined. Convinced they are misinterpreting the evidence, along with a disenfranchised Aboriginal policeman, she secretly digs for the truth and discovers an entirely different motive, one which transcends international borders and exposes corruption in the humanitarian world. When the killer is arrested, DI Robbie Gray realises that the past contains only hurt and pain and she asks herself whether in certain circumstances, murder may well be justified.
For Reasons of their Own is the first in a planned series featuring DI Robbie Gray. At the launch there will be readings from the book, signed copies available for purchase, drinks and nibbles. Come along and help Chris celebrate! Find out more about Chris and her writing at www.chrisstuart.nz