Long regarded as one of Australia’s most gifted novelists, Tom Gilling is the author of The Sooterkin
and The Adventures of Miles and Isabel
both New York Times Notable Books
and Australian best sellers. Now Gilling returns with a skillful, fabulously addictive story about the complex relationship between self and identity.
It was just a harmless lieto say he was driving Danny Grogan’s car when it was caught speeding down the Sydney
streets on New Year’s Eveand Danny’s father, a billionaire real estate tycoon, has promised to make it worth his while. But when former reporter Nick Carmody stands up in court to profess his guilt, it suddenly becomes clear that he doesn’t understand what he’s admitting tountil it’s too late.
Nick’s “good deed” hurls him into a world of secrets, drugs, corruption, and murder. To save his life, he has no choice but to disappear and become someone else. What he doesn’t realize is that a new identity can be even more dangerous than the one left behind. As his new life in Melbourne
veers out of control, Nick has to question whether chance alone is responsible, or whether more sinister forces are at work.
A darkly comic page-turner, Seven Mile Beach
is a haunting modern fable from a seductive novelist who never fails to thrill and surprise.