Leah Giarratano's debut crime novel featuring detective Jill Jackson
Learn more about Vodka Doesn't Freeze and Leah Giarratano. Read the complete transcript of MX News article with Adam Davies, 2 July 2007
For once the marketing was right: this is a killer read. It’s my new favourite book of the year (so far).Read the full review of Bernadette at Reactions to Reading,29/10/08
There is absolutely no doubt that the central theme of this book is the damage that is done by sexual abuse. … All of the central characters of this book have been damaged, hurt, are struggling to cope with their pasts, the methods that they choose to cope starkly drawn and discomfortingly believable.
Read the full review of Karen Chisholm at Australian Crime Fiction, 3/08/07
...Vodka Doesn't Freeze doesn't flinch. …this is an accomplished debut.
Lucy Clark, Queensland Sunday Mail, 15/07/07
Giarratano...writes with convincing alacrity about her topic and her first novel is a chilling compulsive read. Ann Oliver, Indaily (Adelaide), 10/07/07
This is an outstanding debut thriller... Starting as a murder case, it inevitably becomes an investigation into an organised paedophilia ring and ultimately a terrifying fight for survival.
Read the full review of Damien Gay at Crime Down Under, 05/07/07
If your bookshelf contains any of the following names: Cornwell, Deaver, Patterson or Reichs, then I urge you this month to forego foreign imports and sample a new domestic label.
Paul Landymore, Readings Monthly, July 2007
This is a very powerful novel. It portrays the effect of abuse on children from the time they are abused until and during adulthood. The stratagems that victims adopt in order to minimise their pain are agonising. The resultant confused and ruined adults are the castaways of society, some more obviously so than others.
Denise Pickles, Mary Martin Bookshop, Reviews July 2007
... a promising debut thriller. It has a sensational and involving plot...
Cameron Woodhead, Melbourne Age, 30/06/07
….a chiller, and quite a hard one to put down.
Cheryl Jorgensen, Radio 4BC, Brisbane, 28/06/07
When a middle-aged man is brutally murdered in the dunes overlooking a children's pool, it's immediately clear to Sergeant Jill Jackson that this was no ordinary victim: someone has stopped a dangerous paedophile in his tracks. Knowing first-hand the impact of such men on their prey, Jill is ambivalent about pursuing the killer, but when more men die - all known to police as child sex offenders - she is forced to face the fact that a serial killer is on the loose.
As the investigation deepens, Jill unearths a long-established Sydney paedophile ring - a club of wealthy men who have thought until now that they are untouchable. Despite the deaths of some of its members, the club is still operating and until Jill can shut it down, children are still in grave danger. As she faces predators and their victims, a psychotherapist losing her mind, and her own nightmares come to life, Jill is forced to decide whether or not she really wants to catch this killer.
This book contains 47 chapters and 322 pages. Published by Random House Australia in 2007. Book size is 150 x 235 mm (Trade Paperback). The subject is Crime Fiction.
ISBN 9781863255837 (Softcover)
Vodka Doesn't Freeze by Leah Giarratano, ISBN 9781863255837 (Softcover). A limited number of signed copies are available at Talomin Books.
- Brand: Penguin Australia
- Product Code: 8
- Availability: In Stock
- $AUD 21.95