Revenge can take many forms.
Kasey Bates, an undercover detective in Brisbane, is transferred to country town Woodfern after she shoots a killer in suspicious circumstances. Her task is to investigate the disappearance of three backpackers, and she travels back each night to care for her police officer husband who lies in hospital in a coma. Woodfern is a town in the middle of a war between protesters and developers over a gas pipeline. She finds something else too, an American, Peter Hendrix, she knew five years ago under quite different circumstances. It's the last thing she needs, and things unravel fast. Meantime the brother of the killer Kasey shot has sneaked into town, intent on revenge.
The body count grows as Kasey battles to reconcile her professional obligations and her innermost feelings, trying to survive long enough to find out who is behind the seemingly random killings, and to predict what is next on the killer's agenda.
Complete at 85,000 words.