Silver

Silver Review

For half a lifetime, journalist Martin Scarsden has run from his past. But now there is no escaping. He'd vowed never to return to his hometown, Port Silver, and its traumatic memories. But now his new partner, Mandy Blonde, has inherited an old house in the seaside town and Martin knows their chance of a new life together won't come again. Martin arrives to find his best friend from school days brutally murdered, and Mandy the chief suspect. With the police curiously reluctant to pursue other suspects, Martin goes searching for the killer. And finds the past waiting for him.

He's making little progress when a terrible new crime starts to reveal the truth. The media descend on Port Silver, attracted by a story that has it all: sex, drugs, celebrity and religion. Once again, Martin finds himself in the front line of reporting. Yet the demands of deadlines and his desire to clear Mandy are not enough: the past is ever present.

An enthralling and propulsive thriller from the acclaimed and bestselling author of Scrublands.

Title:Silver
Edition Language:English

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    Silver Reviews

  • Paromjit

    This is Chris Hammer's follow up to his stellar award winning Aussie crime fiction debut, Scrublands, and it confirms his talent as the location shifts to Port Silver in New South Wales, a coastal tow...

  • Kylie D

    I must admit I put off reading this novel, it's been sitting on my shelf for months, probably because of the size of it, at well over 500 pages. Now I'm kicking myself! Chris Hammer has woven an intri...

  • Carolyn Walsh

    4.5 stars The atmospheric Scrublands, by Chris Hammer, was one of my favourite thrillers with a stunning sense of place, intrigue, and compelling characters. In Silver, the author continues the next s...

  • PattyMacDotComma

    4★“Martin can feel himself starting to blush, the hardened foreign correspondent reverting to teenagerdom.”He's gone home, back to Port Silver with his new partner, Mandy, and her infant son, Li...

  • Mandy White (mandylovestoread)

    It is no secret that Scrublands by Chris Hammer was one of my favourite books from 2018. So when I found out that Martin Scarsden was coming back in a follow up book I was desperate to read it. There ...

  • Liz Barnsley

    Anyone who follows my reviews at all will probably be aware that I was a massive fan of Scrublands, the first novel to feature disgraced journalist Martin Scarsden, so it was with some trepidation tha...

  • Carolyn

    It felt strange to Martin Scarsden to be back in Port Silver, the small coastal NSW town where he grew up and fled as soon as he finished school. His memories of his childhood were tarnished after his...

  • Dale Harcombe

    For many years Martin Scarsden has run from his past, but this time there is no escape. Despite his vow never to return to his home town of Port Silver, Martin finds circumstances change his view. Whe...

  • Rob

    Book 2 in the Martin Scarsden series published 2019.4.5 stars.There’s no getting away from it ‘Chris Hammer’ knows how to write, grab you by the throat, thrillers.After the traumatic events of t...

  • Andrew Smith

    Aussie crime fiction has a flavour and an atmosphere of it’s own, I think. It’s down to the people and the place: the characters tend to be down to earth and upfront, forthright in a way that’s ...