The Man in the Water
1 Oct 2019
University of Queensland Press
On his first day of year ten, Shaun sees his first dead body.
When 16-year-old Shaun discovers a dead body in the lake of a quiet mining town in outback Queensland, he immediately reports it to the police. But when he returns to the site with the constable, the body is gone.
Shaun's father drowned a few years ago, and now his mum and the authorities questions whether he saw a body at all.
Determined to show the town the truth, Shaun and his best friend, Will, open their own investigation. But what they discover is far more sinister than a mining mishap or a murder, and reveals a darkness below the surface of their small mining town.