Tracks of the Missing
Publisher: Magabala Books
Published: April 2022
When Dek goes out into the bush to help his grandfather track down a group of missing year 12s – including his cousin and his secret girlfriend Jenny, who is the wrong skin for him – he is carrying guilt that he might be responsible for their disappearance. Or is their disappearance connected with the murder of sly-grogger Mr Henry?
This thriller, set in the Kimberley, moves at a cracking pace, and shows the power of culture, the injustices of colonisation, and the way ideas about right and wrong are always complex. Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler have created a page-turner that will keep readers guessing until the very end.