The Broken Shore: A Novel - Peter Temple This book was recommended to me by one of my GR friends (thanks Cam) and it was well worth it. It is the story of an Australian police man who has been re-assigned to what is supposed to be a sleepy backwater where he grew up so that he can recuperate from injuries. Instead, he becomes involved in a murder in the area. The novel has what all good cop mysteries have, interesting characters, plot twists, a little romance, political undertones, and a great story line. AND if you are like me (not Australian) you get to learn a new vocabulary. The American version of the book that I checked out from the library had a glossary of Australian terms in the back, thank goodness, which was very helpful. I really enjoyed the story and the characters were interesting. I am currently looking forward to reading more from this author.