Still by Matt Nable (2021)

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I received Still by Matt Nable from Hachette Australia via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I had just recently seen The Dry starring Eric Bana in cinemas when I saw Still and it’s disclaimer that ‘if you love The Dry, you will love Still’. Which I did and I did! 

Still is an intricate mystery set in 1960s Darwin, a place known for being rough as guts even by modern standards. Add in the catalysts of racism, corruption and murders, and you have a story that is chilling and thought provoking.

Matt Nable has managed to pen a story so well written that, despite having never been to Darwin, I could feel the heavy humidity and smell the dusty red earth.

If you’re interested in authentic feeling mysteries with a distinctly Australian feel, then Still is well worth checking out.


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