Nothing Bad Happens Here by Nikki Crutchley (A Miller Hatcher Novel)

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“She looked away from his face and took in the clear spring night, full of stars. Her last thoughts were of her mother. Would she finally care, when one day they found her body, and a policeman came knocking at her door?”

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The body of missing tourist Bethany Haliwell is found in the small Coromandel town of Castle Bay, where nothing bad ever happens. News crews and journalists from all over the country descend on the small seaside town as old secrets are dragged up and gossip is taken as gospel.
Among them is Miller Hatcher, a journalist battling her own demons, who arrives intent on gaining a promotion by covering the grisly murder.
Following an anonymous tip, Miller begins to unravel the mystery of the small town. And when another woman goes missing, Miller finds herself getting closer to the truth. But at what cost?

Finalist in the Ngaio Marsh Book Awards for best first novel.

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  1. Stacey Broadbent

    Fantastic read with a twist I didn’t see coming.

    Set in New Zealand, Nothing Bad Happens Here follows the case of missing backpacker Bethany Haliwell.

    Miller is a journalist, struggling with her own issues, who is sent to cover the story, determined to finally get that promotion she’d been after.

    She gets to know the locals, following any leads she can find. And when another woman goes missing, she finds herself in the thick of it.

    Well written story set in Castle Bay, with characters you’d expect to find in any small town; the busy body, the town flirt, the recluse. And there’s the common theme that “nothing bad ever happens here”.

    I look forward to reading more from this author.

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