Dirt Creek

A small-town debut mystery from

Hayley Scrivenor

Dirt Creek by Hayley Scrivenor

When twelve-year-old Esther disappears from her small town in rural Australia, the community is thrown into a maelstrom of suspicion and grief. As Detective Sergeant Sarah Michaels arrives in town to begin her investigation, Esther’s friends get closer to finding the truth on their own. But who is lying about how much they know about what happened to Esther?

“A heart-wrenching mystery, Hayley Scrivenor’s remarkable sense of place brings Dirt Creek to life. A stellar debut.” Jane Harper, internationally bestselling author of The Survivors

“Raw and intimate, Hayley Scrivenor unpacks small town life and its tragedies with heart and prowess.” Anna Bailey, author of Where the Truth Lies

Dirt Creek is a remarkable debut, Hayley Scrivenor masterful in her deft handling of the tensions underpinning a small, regional town, and the complex characters that populate it. You will not be able to put it down.” Hannah Kent, internationally bestselling author of Burial Rights