Her fourth crime novel will take you on chilling, white knuckle ride
Leah Giarratano is homegrown Australian talent to be proud of. She writes outstanding crime fiction and this is one of her best.. Read the full review of Rob Minshull at Weekend Bookworm, 4 January 2013
Leah Giarratano is well on the way to establishing a reputation as one of Australia’s top crime writers, and Watch the World Burn, her fourth novel featuring Detective Sergeant Jill Jackson, will do nothing to tarnish her image....Watch the World Burn is exciting, intriguing and satisfying, by far the best detective novel I’ve read this year.Reviewed by Gillian Dooley for Writers Radio, Radio Adelaide, recorded 14 August 2010
Readers of Giarratano books need to be aware that they aren't going to be in for an easy read, but they are absolutely guaranteed to feel something. You may also learn something about the slender threads that some people balance on every day. But you cannot come away from WATCH THE WORLD BURN unaffected by the characters created, the pain that they feel, and the nature of nurture. Read the full review of Karen at Australian Crime Fiction, 15 July 2010
Watch the World Burn is the perfect example of a suspenseful police procedural mixed with a psychological thriller... a thoroughly entertaining read with a nice mixture of action and reflection which will appeal to fans of the series and is also, I think, a great place to start for those new to the world of Jill Jackson. Read the full review of Bernadette at Reactions to Reading, 1 July 2010
Giarratano... displays her intimate knowledge of the dark corners of obsession and madness in the most chilling way... In a word: Scorcher.. Mary Vernon, Townsville Bulletin, 8 June 2010
Giarratano is a formidable talent. Graeme Blundell, The Australian, 5 June 2010
Miriam Caine, aged seventy, is dining with her son when she bursts into flames in the restaurant of a five-star hotel. The restaurant’s manager, Troy Berrigan, is first to her aid, but the woman later dies of her injuries. When investigators find accelerants on the victim’s face and clothing, the incident becomes a police matter, and attention is turned to Berrigan, a fallen hero cop, who fits the arsonist profile. Berrigan knows he’s not the killer, but he also knows that at the time of the incident, he was the only person close enough to have set her on fire. When he’s connected to another death, Troy must do all he can to discover what really happened to Miriam Caine.
Her death preludes a spate of apparently unconnected acid and arson attacks around Sydney. Is it the beginning of an orchestrated campaign of terror? And is Troy Berrigan the perpetrator or an innocent bystander caught up in a terrible train of events?
While on study leave, Detective Sergeant Jill Jackson becomes caught up in the investigation. Working with Federal Agent Gabriel Delahunt, she is determined to find out what happened to Miriam Caine, because this case for her is not only about murder and maiming in Sydney: this case will change Jill Jackson’s life forever.
This book contains 74 chapters and 389 pages. Published by Random House Australia in June 2010. Book size is 150 x 235 mm (Trade Paperback). The subject is Crime Fiction.
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Watch the World Burn by Leah Giarratano, ISBN 978-1-74166-814-8 (Softcover). A limited number of signed copies are available at Talomin Books
- Author: Dr Leah Giarratano B.A. (Hons.), M.Psych., D.Psych.
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