The Dark Flood

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What to expect

‘The undisputed champion of South African crime’ – Wilbur Smith

One last chance. Almost fired for insubordination, detectives Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido find themselves demoted, exiled from the elite Hawks unit and dispatched to the leafy streets of Stellenbosch. Working a missing persons report on student Callie de Bruin is not the level of work they are used to, but it’s all they get. And soon, it takes a dangerous, deeply disturbing turn.

One last chance. Stellenbosch is beautiful, but its economy has been ruined by one man. Jasper Boonstra and his gigantic corporate fraud have crashed the local property market, just when estate agent Sandra Steenberg desperately needs a big sale. Bringing up twins and supporting her academic husband, she is facing disaster. Then she gets a call. From Jasper Boonstra, fraudster, sexual predator and owner of a superb property worth millions, even now.

For Sandra, the stakes are high and about to get way higher.

For Benny Griessel, clinging to sobriety and the relationship that saved his life, the truth about Callie can only lead to more trouble.

Taut with intrigue, murder and suspense, exploding with action and excitement, The Dark Flood is a masterpiece from the author of Trackers and The Last Hunt.

‘One of the best crime writers on the planet’ – Daily Mail

(P) 2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critics Review

  • PRAISE FOR DEON MEYER:

  • Up there with the best in the world

    The Times
  • The undisputed champion of South African crime

    Wilbur Smith
  • Meyer’s humane and engaging characters are indeed among “the best of the best”

    Wall Street Journal
  • A powerful exploration of humanity at its best and worst . . . simply stunning

    Daily Express
  • Great stuff

    Stephen King

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