Day’s End

Garry Disher

Hirsch’s rural beat is wide. Daybreak to day’s end, dirt roads and dust. Every problem that besets small towns and isolated properties, from unlicensed driving to arson. In the time of the virus, Hirsch is seeing stresses heightened and social divisions cracking wide open. His own tolerance under strain; people getting close to the edge.
Today he’s driving an international visitor around: Janne Van Sant, whose backpacker son went missing while the borders were closed. They’re checking out his last photo site, his last employer. A feeling that the stories don’t quite add up.
Then a call comes in: a roadside fire. Nothing much—a suitcase soaked in diesel and set alight. But two noteworthy facts emerge. Janne knows more than Hirsch about forensic evidence. And the body in the suitcase is not her son’s.

‘One of this country’s finest writers.’

- Tony Birch, author of The White Girl

Hirsch is one of my favourite characters. Day’s End is unmissable.'

- Hayley Scrivenor, author of Dirt Town


Garry Disher

Garry Disher grew up in South Australia and now lives on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. He is the author of more than fifty novels and has won numerous awards, including the German Crime Prize (twice) and the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction twice. In 2018, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ned Kelly Awards.

Text Publishing

Text Publishing is an independent, Melbourne-based publisher of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Text has been awarded the ABIA Small Publisher of the Year three times and won the Leading Edge Books Small Publisher of the Year in 2018 and 2019.

Day’s End
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