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  • Published: 2 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781761041891
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

The Bluffs




‘A brilliantly twisty yarn for all fans of Aussie noir.’ New Idea

When a school group of teenage girls goes missing in the remote Tasmanian wilderness, the people of Limestone Creek are immediately on alert. Three decades ago, five young girls disappeared amidst those dangerous bluffs, and the legend of ‘the Hungry Man’ still haunts locals to this day.

The girls' teacher was knocked unconscious, so someone on the mountain was up to foul play. Jordan Murphy, the local dealer and father of missing student Jasmine, instantly becomes the prime suspect. But Detective Con Badenhorst knows that in a town like this – with corrupt cops, small-town politics, and a teenage YouTube sensation – everyone is hiding something, and bluffing is second nature.

What happened up there on the bluffs? Somebody knows – unless the local legends are true…


'Tense, atmospheric and unsettling, this book will stay with you long after youtube the last page and long after you turn out the lights.' Christian White

‘This atmospheric, scenery-rich crime tale embodies both the beauty and brutality of nature – especially human nature . . . The Bluffs establishes Perry as a fierce new talent.’ Apple Books

‘The narrative races along, pulling the reader from page to page with a freight-train momentum that starts with the first word and ends with the final full stop.’ Sunday Examiner

‘A thrilling and immersive debut…The Bluffs manages to tell a riveting story that will give even a seasoned thriller reader goosebumps.’ Better Reading

  • Published: 2 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781761041891
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Kyle Perry

Kyle Perry is a drug and alcohol counsellor based in Hobart, Tasmania. He has grown up around the Tasmanian bush and seas, with the landscape a key feature of his writing and his spare time. He loves the sea, and his entire leg is covered in ocean tattoos.
His debut novel, The Bluffs, has been translated into five languages. It was shortlisted for the Dymocks Book of the Year and the Indie’s Debut Fiction Book of the Year, and was longlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards’ General Fiction Book of the Year.

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Awards & recognition

ABIA

Longlisted  •  2021  •  General Fiction

International Thriller Awards

Nominated  •  2021  •  Best First Novel

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