1 Dec. 2021
Paperback / softback
Three women – their fates strangely aligned by a killer obsessed with retribution. Melbourne Spotlight journalist Kim Prescott is promoted to the TV reporting staff after the program’s exposé of the Tugga’s Mob murders in Australia and New Zealand. The story, a ratings bonanza, raised the TV show’s profile, and generated new story ideas and leads from the public.
One tip-off, if true, will horrify the nation all over again. Despite the scandal that nearly closed the industry, this anonymous lead suggests that live-baiting in greyhound racing is still going on. The story trail leads Kim and her camera crew to the Victorian gold-mining ghost town of Steiglitz. They find horrific scenes at a trainer’s starting boxes – but not at all what they expect.
Meanwhile, production assistant Jo becomes the pawn of an activist with a vendetta, testing whether her loyalty lies with the current affairs team or her lover. Most desperate of all, hope finally flickers for a woman who scratches the record of her captivity into a cellar wall.