When One of Us Hurts

Taking its place amongst the best of Australian rural noir, When One of Us Hurts is a vivid, riveting, darkly intimate novel of murder, madness and a community that's too close for comfort.

Port Brighton hates outsiders. The small coastal town has its own ways of dealing with the evil, the foolish, the misled, and it holds tightly to them. But the seams start to split after two deaths occur on the same tragic night: a baby abandoned at the foot of a lighthouse, and a drunken teenager drowned in the storming sea.

Livvy is an insider. She keeps a watchful eye on what's happening in town while looking out for her troubled older brother. What has broken inside him — and why?

Marie is an outsider. She's escaped Port Brighton and started a new life, but she can't forget the night at the lighthouse — it changed her family forever.

As gossip fuels rumours and tensions erode trust, the bonds that keep Port Brighton together begin to fray, threatening to expose the truth about more than just the two deaths ...

'In When One of Us Hurts, Vuu shines a light into the darkest corners of small-town life. This a bold and compelling debut, and Monica Vuu is an author to watch.' — Mark Brandi

ISBN: 9781761265051 | Published: 27 June 2023 | Trade paperback | 320 pages

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