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One Sunday I enjoyed the book but I just wished that the author would finish the story It was just left up in the air I would have liked to know what happened to the people in the story Must have been written by an Australian author, as it s THE most laid back who dunnit I ve ever read Despite that, the ending was still a surprise I ll be interested to read another of her books at a later date. From the bestselling author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek seriesEarly one Sunday, the town of Molliston wakes to the news that a young bride is dead The year isThe Great War with Germany has been fought and won, but at an immense cost to the small communityDeath is too familiar here So many sons were lost So many daughters would never be wives so many grandchildren would never be bornRacial hatred is like a bushfire in the belly of some And the dead girl is found only yards from the property of old Joe Reichenberg, a German Tom Thompson, the local cop, lost his two sons in Gallipoli He believes he has come to terms with his bereavement until that SundaySlowly, the true face of Molliston is exposed By midnight, a full moon is offering its light and a glimmer of hope A very good Aussie yarn A murder mystery with some historical context thrown in I didn t pick the culprit, revealed in a very clever way right towards the end Joy Dettman has a great way of keeping the story moving, all set within one 24 hour period, the Sunday of the title, while weaving in the back stories for context and richness A lovely book. Well written, bit confusing to get all the characters straight at first, but VERY faced paced Not at all bad for still type of story telling. A dead woman is found in the early hours of Sunday, but who did it The story takes place in a mere 24 hours, until the mystery is solved Quite a twist at the end. I have enjoyed Joy Dettman s books and this one is one of the best, they are all absorbing reading.This covers one day,and the events that occurred It was a life changing 24 hours for so many people A great Australian novel. Set over the course of one day, a Sunday, in the rural Victorian town of Molliston, this felt like the day was never ending I listened to it as an audiobook, and in retrospect, I suspect it wasn t the best book to listen to this way at least not for me There were too many names that were similar and families I couldn t keep straight who was in which and what was what so I kept getting mixed up The book was narrated well, but it took about 10 hours less than a day it was just under 14 hours Set over the course of one day, a Sunday, in the rural Victorian town of Molliston, this felt like the day was never ending I listened to it as an audiobook, and in retrospect, I suspect it wasn t the best book to listen to this way at least not for me There were too many names that were similar and families I couldn t keep straight who was in which and what was what so I kept getting mixed up The book was narrated well, but it took about 10 hours less than a day it was just under 14 hours long , however it felt like it took longer than the day that the story was recounting I m not sure whether I ll read another Joy Dettman, although I d like to give her writing onechance, but I think if I did, I d be reading the next as a proper book rather than listening to it Joy gets an automatic four stars from me for this one because she is just such a FINE writer and very firmly one of my favourites And when you read articles calling her one of Australia s most bewilderingly unsung literary talents, they really ain t kidding She s got legions of fans, but where are the legions of critics declaring her the best thing since sliced bread Tim Winton Nowhere They are deafening in their very silence SHAME She really is excellent A gifted storyteller That said, Joy gets an automatic four stars from me for this one because she is just such a FINE writer and very firmly one of my favourites And when you read articles calling her one of Australia s most bewilderingly unsung literary talents, they really ain t kidding She s got legions of fans, but where are the legions of critics declaring her the best thing since sliced bread Tim Winton Nowhere They are deafening in their very silence SHAME She really is excellent A gifted storyteller That said, this one feels a little like a trial run for her Woody Creek saga Same fictional towns in Victoria like most of her books , same time period, and even the same inciting incident a mysterious girl is found near the railway tracks, unable to provide answers for how she got there and pop out comes her bastard baby Pearl in a Cage does it better which is probably why I gave that one five stars but that is not to denigrate the story told here, which is strong on mystery and menace Of the former, the solution is satisfying Of the latter, I did feel just a little robbed in not getting Kurt, Christian, or their mother s POV during the violent climax Instead we got it from Tom s nutcase wife That lessened the impact for me, sorry to be brutal, but there it is However, Tom himself was an excellent character to place at the centre of things Joy s talent for creating highly empathetic, yet very human leads is, well, Joyous The next one I read of hers will be the second of the Woody Creek novels, I think


About the Author: Joy Dettman

Joy Dettman was born in country Victoria and spent her early years in towns on either side of the Murray River She is an award winning writer of short stories, the complete collection of which, Diamonds in the Mud, was published in 2007, as well as the highly acclaimed novels Mallawindy, Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday s Dust, The Seventh Day, Henry s Daughter, One Sunday, Pearl in a Cage, Thorn on the Rose, Moth to the Flame and Wind in the Wires Ripples on a Pond is Joy s fifth novel in her Woody Creek series.


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