Praise for The Second Son

‘Dark, gritty and full of deliciously complex characters.’
Candice Fox

‘Tight and tense, a wonderfully sharp-toothed crime thriller’

Christian White

‘A compelling story of fear, love, violence and—ultimately—hope’

Anna Downes

‘This book blew my mind, broke my heart and scared the hell out of me’

Pip Drysdale

‘This vividly told, fast-paced story is as beautiful as it is brutal.’

Allie Reynolds

Praise for The Double Bind

‘An urban noir masterpiece’
Candice Fox

‘A breathless follow up to one of my favourite books from last year’

Pip Drysdale 

‘A razor-sharp, compulsive page-turner’

Anna Downes

‘The Australian Queen of the Heist’

Andy Muir

‘An epic crime saga with characters who’ll steal your heart’

Tim Ayliffe

Loraine Peck

From magician’s assistant to crime novelist, it’s all about mastering the art of subterfuge for Loraine Peck, whose love of crime fiction propelled her to write the kind of book she loves to read. 

Loraine survived cancer twice so she could create her dream career as a crime fiction writer and now she gets to decide who is going to die.

The Second Son, Loraine’s debut novel, won the 2021 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Fiction from the Australian Crime Writers Association. It was shortlisted for two Davitt Awards by Sisters in Crime and for a Danger Award by BAD Crime Sydney. 

The Double Bind, the sequel to The Second Son, will be out in April 2023.