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The River Mouth

Written by Karen Herbert


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Fifteen-year-old Darren Davies is found facedown in the Weymouth River with a gunshot wound to his chest. The killer is never found. Ten years later, his mother receives a visit from the local police. Sandra’s best friend has been found dead on a remote Pilbara road, and Barbara’s DNA matches the DNA found under Darren’s fingernails. When the investigation into her son’s murder is reopened, Sandra begins to question what she knew about her best friend. As she digs, she discovers that there are many secrets in her small town, and that her murdered son had secrets too.


‘… tautly plotted, brilliantly characterised, and laced with venomous moments that lay bare the town’s racial and criminal histories. The River Mouth marks the debut of a brilliant new voice in Australian crime fiction.’ David Whish-Wilson

ISBN 9781760990466 (Paperback)
Formats C Format (234 x 153mm) (Paperback)
Categories Coming Soon
Crime & Mystery
Book Club Reads
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2021
Pages 256
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    Karen Herbert

    Karen Herbert spent her childhood in Geraldton on the midwest coast of Australia, attending local schools before moving to Perth to study at the University of Western Australia where she attained a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours. She also holds a Master of Science in Applied Psychology. Karen has worked in aged care, disability services, higher education, Indigenous land management, social housing and the public sector, and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a Board Member of The Intelife Group, a Board Observer at Advocare, and President of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (WA). Karen lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband, Ross, and the occasional fledgling.   Read more