Aaron Falk, a Melbourne based Federal Police Officer,
returns to the drought-affected town in the wake of tragedy. The small country town
Falk hasn’t been back to in twenty years is reeling from the shocking
murder-suicide of the Halder family, perpetrated by Luke Halder, Falk’s childhood
friend. The oppressive heat and the cracked, dry land pushes everyone to
breaking point, especially when Falk starts asking uncomfortable questions at
the behest of Luke’s father. The tragedy and Falk’s return dredges up old memories
and suspicions from the past, for Falk and for the town. Can Falk uncover the
I recommend this book for those that enjoy crime fiction and/or stories set in secretive small towns.
Verandah 33 is built from the emotional and captivating works of emerging and established writers and artists, including a poignant piece from guest author, Anna Spargo-Ryan. This intricate collection of prose, poetry and art will take you on a journey that explores love, loss, joy and the mysteries we find within ourselves.
This is one of the first pieces I wrote for an assignment when I started my degree in 2015. Our task was to take an object and describe it. I chose a postcard I had received from a friend, and while the postcard has been fettered away with other keepsakes, I still have this piece.