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The Old School by P.M. Newton
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Sep 24, 11

bookshelves: australian, crime, mystery, autographed, detective
Read in September, 2011

The Old School is the debut novel by former Policewoman P.M. Newton; set in the south western Sydney suburb of Bankstown in 1992, this book follows Detective Nhu ‘Ned’ Kelly who’s current case leds her into the dark pasts of Sydney. This book is full of Race struggles, power moves and corruption. While this was a fantastic debut novel for P.M. Newton, I found my self a little bored and not interested in the characters. I remember the era as I grow up in Sydney but I don’t really remember the grittiness of that time (I was still in primary school).

It was worth a read and if you enjoy a good Police procedure style book then don’t let my review detir you, this book is really interesting and I think many people will enjoy it. I just struggled to connect with it. Ned is a strong powerful young woman tha has to go through many struggles to prove herself, I’m interested to see if there will be any more novels to continue on her story.
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09/18/2011 page 15
4.0% "I don't remember 1992 very much (I was in high school) but this feels very Australian"
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