All it took was a lapse…a momentary lapse…to bring Clementine Jones’ world crashing down. Now she’s living like a hermit in small-town Katinga, coaching the local footy club. She’s supposed to be lying low, but here she is, with her team on the cusp of their first premiership in fifty years—and the whole bloody town counting on her, cheering her on.
So why the hell would her...more
But when their top player, young Clancy, pulled out of the ...more
‘Lapse is a quintessentially Australian story of small town conspiracies, dark secrets and footy finals. Part-time coach and accidental sleuth Clementine Jones is a welcome and refreshing addition to the ranks of Australian crime fiction detectives.’
‘[A] tense thriller that holds the reader captive until the very end…fans of Jane Harper and Garry Disher will enjoy this book.'
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Clementine (Clem) Jones flees her life as a corporate lawyer in Sydney, looking to maintain a low profile in Katinga, a small rural Australian town. Clem has a job, as the coach of the local Australian Rules football team, and the team is doing well. They are about to make the finals for the first time in years and could go all the way to win their first premiership in half a century.
But then their star player, Clancy (a young Indig ...more
And I really loved the footy scenes in Lapse. I loved Clementine's coaching style and her rapport with the players. And the final third of the book was heart-in-mouth stuff, one of the most gripping denouements I've read.
But I really didn't like Clementine. Yes, I liked her when she was coaching, but away from t ...more
With finals fast approaching, Clancy, the team's star player suddenly quits leaving Clementine bewildered. As she starts to inve ...more