Where the Truth Lies

Where the Truth Lies➽ [Reading] ➿ Where the Truth Lies By Karina Kilmore ➲ – Heartforum.co.uk Shortlisted for the same award that launched The Dry, Karina Kil s Where the Truth Lies introduces a major new crime writing talent In this clever and explosive thriller, a feisty but flawed investiga Shortlisted for the same award that launched The Dry, Karina Kil s Where the Truth Lies introduces a major new crime writing talent In this clever and explosive thriller, a feisty but Where the MOBI :Ä flawed investigative journalist battles unexplained deaths, big business, trade unions and media manipulation amidst the gritty underside of Melbourne She was slipping away The further she fell, the closer the clouds seemed to come Wispy transparent slipstreams of white Cirrus Pain smashed her head FloatingWhen investigative journalist Chrissie O Brian lands a senior job at The Argus, she is desperate to escape the nightmares of her past Her life has become a daily battle not to numb the pain with drugs and alcohol But her job is something she does better than anyone else and the only thing that s keeping her anchored to this world A face off on the waterfront between the unions and big business is just the kind of headline grabbing story to get her career back on track But when a female dockworker whose warnings Chrissie ignored turns up dead, she becomes obsessed with unravelling the truth about an accident she suspects was straight out murder When another worker dies and a gruesome threat lands on her desk, it s clear someone will do anything to stop her But this is one battle Chrissie won t give up without a fight.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB Melbourne She was slipping away The further she fell, the closer the clouds seemed to come Wispy transparent slipstreams of white Cirrus Pain smashed her head FloatingWhen investigative journalist Chrissie O Brian lands a senior job at The Argus, she is desperate to escape the nightmares of her past Her life has become a daily battle not to numb the pain with drugs and alcohol But her job is something she does better than anyone else and the only thing that s keeping her anchored to this world A face off on the waterfront between the unions and big business is just the kind of headline grabbing story to get her career back on track But when a female dockworker whose warnings Chrissie ignored turns up dead, she becomes obsessed with unravelling the truth about an accident she suspects was straight out murder When another worker dies and a gruesome threat lands on her desk, it s clear someone will do anything to stop her But this is one battle Chrissie won t give up without a fight."/>
  • ebook
  • 352 pages
  • Where the Truth Lies
  • Karina Kilmore
  • English
  • 09 April 2018
  • 192568587X

10 thoughts on “Where the Truth Lies

  1. Carolyn says:

    This well written debut novel features a young journalist, who becomes interested in the poor safety record of a shipping terminal at the Melbourne docks resulting in deaths and serious injuries After an experienced female crane operator she had just interviewed for a feature, falls to her death from a crane she becomes convinced that something illegal is going on at the waterfront The journalist, Chrissie O Brian is still trying to find her feet at the newspaper After losing her husband in a This well written debut novel features a young journalist, who becomes interested in the poor safety record of a shipping terminal at the Melbourne docks resulting in deaths and serious injuries After an experienced female crane operator she had just interviewed for a feature, falls to her death from a crane she becomes convinced that something illegal is going on at the waterfront The journalist, Chrissie O Brian is still trying to find her feet at the newspaper After losing her husband in a horrendous car crash in New Zealand, she moved to Melbourne for a fresh start but her hiring has caused resentment by the rest of the staff who had recently lost colleagues through forced redundancies While she feels there is an important story to be exposed at the docks, her editor has assigned her to routine work, forcing her to spend her free time working on the investigation With the Unions and Management each blaming each other and a leak at the newspaper, Chrissie isn t sure who she can trust The plot moves along at a good pace as Chrissie and her computer nerd neighbour Mike start to peel back the layers of what has been going on at the docks and Chrissie starts to get threats aimed at her Chrissie is a great character, a flawed young woman still struggling to come to terms with the mistakes of her past and go on living every day, but determined to find out the truth for those who died on the docks The author s long experience as a newspaper journalist is telling in her depiction of the newsroom characters, such as the editors and heads of sections, who are so well drawn that they make the newsroom come to life with the buzz and excitement of deadlines and a whiff of newsprint I hope we ll get to meet Chrissie again in a future sequel With thanks to Simon Schuster Australia for a copy to read via Netgalley

  2. Mandy White says:

    Love a crime book set in Australia Where The truth Lies is a twisty and gritty story that kept me hooked The main character is a messed up journalist who is trying to escape her past but struggling to move on I look forward to readingof this character Chrissie O Brien has moved to Melbourne from NZ after world is torn apart She is a troubled women who is constantly battling her demons, unable to put her past behind her Her boss resents her and she wants a story that packs a punch to i Love a crime book set in Australia Where The truth Lies is a twisty and gritty story that kept me hooked The main character is a messed up journalist who is trying to escape her past but struggling to move on I look forward to readingof this character Chrissie O Brien has moved to Melbourne from NZ after world is torn apart She is a troubled women who is constantly battling her demons, unable to put her past behind her Her boss resents her and she wants a story that packs a punch to impress him and prove her place on the team She is sent to interview the first Australian women to operate a crane on the wharfs The next day the women is dead, in apparent work place accident But Chrissie is not having any of that Something wicked in happening on the wharf in Melbourne and she is determined to find out what.Thanks to Simon and Schuster Australia and Netgalley for my advanced copy of this book to read All opinions are my own and are in no way biased

  3. Marianne says:

    Where The Truth Lies is the first novel by Australian journalist and author, Karina Kil After a year at The Argus, journalist Chrissie O Brian is still being relegated to minor stories and puff pieces by her resentful news director But one such piece, interviewing a female dockworker, leads into a potentially explosive story Masina Weber, a veteran of some years experience with Grange Industries, falls to her death in her workplace mere hours after leaving Chrissie a concerning voicemail Where The Truth Lies is the first novel by Australian journalist and author, Karina Kil After a year at The Argus, journalist Chrissie O Brian is still being relegated to minor stories and puff pieces by her resentful news director But one such piece, interviewing a female dockworker, leads into a potentially explosive story Masina Weber, a veteran of some years experience with Grange Industries, falls to her death in her workplace mere hours after leaving Chrissie a concerning voicemail alleging that something was dangerously wrong at the wharf.Chrissie is determined to find out just what Mas meant, and whether her death, unwitnessed and unrecorded on CCTV, was really accidental But interviews with Grange, with the Maritime Union boss, and with the Transport Union rep result in conflicting allegations and information, and it s soon clear that the opposing sides have agendas they aren t revealing Chrissie is left wondering if she can trust anything they say Before she can do the necessary research, however, she is taken off the news desk and sent to work for the op ed doing obits Could the rumour about The Argus avoiding certain stories have some validity And if the coming redundancies don t threaten her job, could there be someone at The Argus leaking Another death, and then a grisly message delivered to her desk have Chrissie and her colleagues concerned for her safety It also becomes clear that Chrissie s judgement and performance are affected by the high consumption of alcohol and pills to which she resorts to cope with the grief and guilt she carries from her recent traumatic events in New Zealand Kil s secondary characters, if a little thin, are appealing, particularly Mike and Maria Chrissie, as a main character, is well developed, but using the flawed protagonist device can be a fine line to tread laying it on too thick risks losing the empathy of the reader, leading instead to frustration with the character s behaviour The hint of romance is unnecessary and not entirely convincing.Kil s experience as a journalist is apparent on every page, and she manages to incorporate many topical issues into her plot the automation of industry and the inherent safety concerns the perhaps unsafe conditions under which non union and foreign labour might agree to work and the spread of information and news via social media, with its lack of fact checking The plot has numerous twists, red herrings and sub plots, making the resolution feel a little messy Nonetheless, an impressive debut.This unbiased review is from an uncorrected proof copy provided by NetGalley and Simon Schuster Australia

  4. Gloria Arthur says:

    Where the Truth Lies is an Australian crime fiction story full of suspense and set in a busy Melbourne city newsroom that publishes The Argus Newspaper Chrissie O Brien is an investigative journalist who is hiding a dark and chilling secret, she is extremely unstable and tormented by dreams of her past She s left her home in New Zealand to start afresh and lands a job at The Argus Chrissie surrenders herself to alcohol and medication to escape her past and in her apartment she hides a clock w Where the Truth Lies is an Australian crime fiction story full of suspense and set in a busy Melbourne city newsroom that publishes The Argus Newspaper Chrissie O Brien is an investigative journalist who is hiding a dark and chilling secret, she is extremely unstable and tormented by dreams of her past She s left her home in New Zealand to start afresh and lands a job at The Argus Chrissie surrenders herself to alcohol and medication to escape her past and in her apartment she hides a clock with a secret count Chrissie loves being a journalist and she s good at it, it helps to heal her pain Her current boss resents her and most of the other workers appear to resent her too as they don t want to interact with her or include her in their office social events but she is determined to work even harder to prove herself Chrissie is assigned a story to interview the first Australian woman to operate a crane on the wharfs, the only one in the country The crane driver Masina Weber tells Chrissie secretly that she intends to leave the company The women organise to meet up later but there s a development, a suspicious murder Chrissie becomes involved in a desperate race to uncover the truth about the deaths of workers at the company Masina works for This leads to a dangerous investigation that involves corporate politics, unions, drugs, murderers and corruption and she knows she s on the right track when a devastating threat is delivered to her desk at The Argus Who would of guessed this is author Karina Kil s debut novel I loved Chrissie s delicately layered character, she was extremely interesting and I d love to see her introduced again in a future story I wish to thank Simon Schuster for generously providing me an advanced copy of the book in return for an honest review

  5. Amanda - Mrs B& says:

    She could see the finish line The story was within her grasp Finally she would be able to show them all Prove to the newsroom that she was good at her job Make Harry eat his resentment Make good her mistake Ease the guilt Reveal where the truth lies With two of my favourite Australian crime novelists, Jane Harper and Petronella McGovern issuing praise to debut title Where the Truth Lies by Karina Kil, I just knew I would be in for a thrilling ri She could see the finish line The story was within her grasp Finally she would be able to show them all Prove to the newsroom that she was good at her job Make Harry eat his resentment Make good her mistake Ease the guilt Reveal where the truth lies With two of my favourite Australian crime novelists, Jane Harper and Petronella McGovern issuing praise to debut title Where the Truth Lies by Karina Kil, I just knew I would be in for a thrilling ride Where the Truth Lies is a story of corruption, underhand tactics, trade unions, big business, suspect dealings, murder, misadventure and the role of the media It is an exhilarating and eye opening tale.Where the Truth Lies introduces lead protagonist Chrissie O Brian, an investigative journalist who is haunted by the demons of her past Chrissie hopes that her lucrative new job reporting for The Argus will help her to overcome her personal problems In order to prove herself at The Argus, Chrissie takes on a story that sees her move into the murky depths of trade unions and big business These two fractions are currently at war in Melbourne and when one of the first people Chrissie interviews as part of her story is found dead, Chrissie knows that she has ventured into dangerous territory After this murder, another death soon occurs and Chrissie is issued with a threat to stop reporting on the case But Chrissie knows this story represents both a personal and professional battle to get to the bottom of the truth, before someone else dies in the process.There has been plenty of buzz surrounding this debut release from Karina Kil From support via fellow Australian crime novelists, to endorsements from the media, booksellers and fellow book bloggers, it definitely encouraged me to move Where the Truth Lies to the top of my review pile And I m so glad I did this as Karina Kil s debut was a thrilling read If you enjoy solid Australian crime stories, this one will well and truly meet your reading needs A story comprised of plenty of twists, turns, surprising revelations, menace, startling revelations and a good undercurrent of suspense, Where the Truth Lies has the power to draw readers into its fold The pace is set to an even beat, which I appreciated I also enjoyed the balance between the personal and professional aspects of the lead s life Chrissie was not a perfect character by any means, but I liked following her journey and I was with her every step of the way as she worked to release this high profile story to the public.Drawing on her many years of expertise as a journalist has put Karina Kil in good standing to produce a novel about a dogged journalist We see the positives and the negatives of this career path We also get a great insight into the work of newsrooms, which are quite cutthroat, I don t think I would survive this workplace Kil s text is authentic, realistic and engaging I really enjoyed the investigative process performed by the lead.Kil brings to life a shady part of Melbourne, the waterfront, as a site that is brimming with tensions, power struggles and dangerous movements This dark underbelly is richly realised by the author and the tension is absolutely palpable in many sequences of the novel I really enjoyed this aspect of Where the Truth Lies.The race to the conclusion was riveting and I was happy to surrender myself to the writing, as well as unfolding story provided by Karina Kil I do hope we hear from both the enigmatic lead of this tale, Chrissie O Brian again, and the author of this excellent crime staple Where the Truth Lies is a recommended read I wish to thank Simon Schuster Australia for providing me with a free copy of this book for review purposes.Where the Truth Lies is book 37 of the 2020 Australian Women Writers Challenge

  6. ☼♄Jülie  says:

    Chrissie O Brian is a newly appointed journalist working for the Argus Newspaper in Melbourne, Australia Pretty much banished from the small community in her native home in New Zealand after a serious fall from grace, Chrissie is desperately trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and make a fresh start Her once highly acclaimed job as a respected top investigative journalist seems to have shattered along with all of her other dreams Under increasing pressure from her work and her Chrissie O Brian is a newly appointed journalist working for the Argus Newspaper in Melbourne, Australia Pretty much banished from the small community in her native home in New Zealand after a serious fall from grace, Chrissie is desperately trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and make a fresh start Her once highly acclaimed job as a respected top investigative journalist seems to have shattered along with all of her other dreams Under increasing pressure from her work and her beloved father to go away for awhile, she has reluctantly accepted a relocation to a proposed position with a newspaper in Melbourne, Australia Although struggling to stay afloat in the changing times of the digital age, The Argus is a prominent Melbourne Daily Newspaper, and Chrissie is fortunate to have been given this chance at rebuilding her career in a new city with a clean slate.However, not all of her new colleagues are as welcoming as she had hoped as it seems she was inserted into a non existent vacancy just as others were being laid off due to cost cutting and reshuffling within the company.Chrissie has to prove herself as a valuable asset if she is to gain the same respect she enjoyed in her previous position and which her qualifications are testament to.She is sent to the infamous Melbourne Docklands to report on a story involving a face off between the waterfront workers union members and their employers After an increase in reported workplace accidents and even deaths, the safety of the docklands workers has become a seriously hot issue with tempers at a picket line outside the shipping terminal reaching boiling point Claims of negligence from members against the big business owners has become evenserious with the death of yet another dockworker, within days of the last.Chrissie is soon torn between conflicting stories from the union boss, the management and the workers themselves.Rumours of foul play at the top and throughout are being suggested and possible leaks within her own work environment are threatening to usurp her own new role.When Chrissie starts to receive serious threats suggesting she back off her investigations, she knows she is onto a big story.In an already hostile environment at her own workplace, Chrissie does her best to investigate this story with little help from her boss or coworkers, and immediately throws herself into a story which she believes has a lot of potential to be explosive.This is Karina Kil s debut novel into the crime mystery genre, and what a great start Although I felt there was a lot of room to pad out theintriguing parts of the story with a bitembellishment, I thought the author did a terrific job of keeping to the flow without over complicating things.I get the feeling from the mood and flavour of this debut novel, that Karina Kil will quickly prove herself as no lightweight in the crime writer field.I think this author has a lotlatent talent up her sleeve that we are yet to enjoyand I for one am excited at the prospects of her next book 4 sMany thanks to Simon Schuster Australia and the author for my copy to read and review

  7. Renee Hermansen says:

    Thanks to Simon Schuster for this advanced copy to read and review For a debut novel from Karina Kil this is a winner I already look forward to her next book.Journalist, Chrissie O Brian, working at The Argus in Melbourne finds a story, about the local wharf, that she just can t let go She latches on and follows every lead putting herself in extreme danger Murder, drugs, secrets and threats, this book has it all I really liked the characters in this book, especially Chrissie, who had Thanks to Simon Schuster for this advanced copy to read and review For a debut novel from Karina Kil this is a winner I already look forward to her next book.Journalist, Chrissie O Brian, working at The Argus in Melbourne finds a story, about the local wharf, that she just can t let go She latches on and follows every lead putting herself in extreme danger Murder, drugs, secrets and threats, this book has it all I really liked the characters in this book, especially Chrissie, who had her own personal struggles with alcohol and her past, but was very likable.It was easy to follow and hard to put down I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good thriller

  8. Jennifer (JC-S) says:

    That s what journos are supposed to do Melbourne, Victoria Chrissie O Brian has landed a senior job with The Argus, but her boss is not happy Chrissie has been parachuted into the job at a time when The Argus is having to let staff go There s tension on the waterfront between the unions and business And, when Chrissie is asked to write a short piece about a female crane operator at the Melbourne waterfront, she sees an opportunity to get her career back on track But Chrissie has some demo That s what journos are supposed to do Melbourne, Victoria Chrissie O Brian has landed a senior job with The Argus, but her boss is not happy Chrissie has been parachuted into the job at a time when The Argus is having to let staff go There s tension on the waterfront between the unions and business And, when Chrissie is asked to write a short piece about a female crane operator at the Melbourne waterfront, she sees an opportunity to get her career back on track But Chrissie has some demons of her own to fight.There s plenty of action in this crime thriller There are a series of mysterious accidents and deaths on the waterfront, and both management and the union have positions to maintain Chrissie herself is fighting both personal and professional battles Can her investigative skills save her Chrissie is determined to find the truth, but the past threatens to overwhelm her.I picked up this novel and couldn t put it down For much of the book, I was trying to work out who was doing what and why Recommended.Jennifer Cameron Smith

  9. Craig Sisterson says:

    Long time business journalist Karina Kil ably taps into her well trodden beat with her debut crime novel, an intriguing mystery with a fascinating central character, set against escalating friction between unions and big business on the Melbourne waterfront Chrissie O Brien fled New Zealand for a fresh start at The Argus newspaper in Melbourne, only to bring her nightmares and guilt along for the ride Bottles and pills are her close friends A year into her role at The Argus, Chrissie is t Long time business journalist Karina Kil ably taps into her well trodden beat with her debut crime novel, an intriguing mystery with a fascinating central character, set against escalating friction between unions and big business on the Melbourne waterfront Chrissie O Brien fled New Zealand for a fresh start at The Argus newspaper in Melbourne, only to bring her nightmares and guilt along for the ride Bottles and pills are her close friends A year into her role at The Argus, Chrissie is tasked with writing a profile on an inspiring female crane operator at the docks, only for the woman to confess some worries, then later turn up dead A workplace accident, or somethingsinister Chrissie digs into things over her bosses objections, starts receiving threats, and then another worker dies With several events making it clear someone is trying to squash any investigation, Chrissie doesn t know who she can trust among her colleagues and sources There is plenty to like about Kil s first fictional offering Chrissie is a flawed heroine stumbling through life as she battles guilt and grief While pacing and secondary characters could do with a shadedevelopment at times, Where The Truth Lies shines brightly when it explores the internal machinations of journalism and the nexus between news, politics, and business An author and character to watch 3.5 stars

  10. Bad Goo says:

    I wanted to love this, especially given the publishers enthusiasm and the big glossy launch but it didn t quite work, the book is lacking something and the by the end I didn t care for the story at all If anything it made me lose faith in Jane Harpers taste as she offered this novel an endorsement.

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