Top positive review
complex, gripping, and absorbing.
Reviewed in Australia on 10 October 2021
I admit I struggled with Trust as I had grown tired of Martin and Mandelay. So with optimism more than hope I downloaded Treasure and Dirt. Loved it! Set in a mythical opal mining town somewhere between Lightening Ridge and Bourke. This story returned to dusty NSW. Ivan Lucic is solo solving the death of an opal miner with a tragic past. Was he even murdered? Hard to assess in a primitive small town hospital. He is joined by detective Nell Buchanan from Bourke and they begin to unravel a tale of small town, desperate people, wealth, privilege. All those elements that Mr Hammer weaves so well. If you enjoyed Trust then this story follows on neatly. If like me you struggled with Trust. Come on back this is a great story, great characters and an incredible convoluted plot I loved.