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BAD Online with Dinuka MCKenzie

February 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

A heavily pregnant police detective is the star of Banjo Prize-winner (and Sisters in Crime member) Dinuka McKenzie’s stunning first book, The Torrent. This must be a first! Hear Dinuka talk about her book (that Val McDermid described as ‘such a good read’), on Thursday 24 February, 6 pm on Zoom with podcaster Dani Vee.

In this atmospheric and already prize-winning debut novel, Detective Sergeant Kate Miles is a week away from maternity leave in a small New South Wales town. She is exhausted and dealing with a violent hold-up in a fast-food restaurant. Then she is asked to review the closed case of a man drowning in recent floods. Are the two cases unrelated or is there a link? What are the secrets that connect them and how can find the truth while juggling imminent childbirth and the needs of her family who have their own secrets?

Dinuka McKenzie is an Australian writer and book addict. Her debut crime fiction novel, The Torrent, won the HarperCollins Australia 2020 Banjo Prize. Her unpublished manuscript Taken was longlisted for the 2020 Richell Prize. When not writing, Dinuka works in the environmental sector and volunteers as part of the team behind the Writers Unleashed Festival.