The new outback mystery from the bestselling author of The Roadhouse.
Why would the police come back looking for a dead man?
Young widow Tilly is making a new life for herself, keeping house for the rangers at the Binboona Wildlife Sanctuary in the isolated wilderness of the north-western Gulf Country. Caring for injured wildlife and helping to run the popular tourist campsite are just the distraction she needs from everything she left behind when her husband, Gerry, and young daughter were lost at sea.
But when the police show up asking questions about Gerry, the peaceful routine she’s built is disrupted as she begins to question what really happened to her family. The arrival of botanist Connor stirs up even more emotion and has Tilly questioning who she can trust. When she and young ranger Luke stumble across evidence of wildlife smugglers on a visit to the local caves, suddenly her sanctuary is no longer safe and it becomes clear the past has well and truly come back to haunt her.
Set against the lush backdrop of the Northern Territory with its vibrant birds and deadly wildlife, this is a chilling and highly evocative family mystery about the wild and dangerous things that can happen in the most remote and untamed corners of our country.
'McGinnis is expert at conjuring up a part of the country that many Australians do not know.’ Canberra Times
'I loved the moments of quiet domesticity in Croc Country but was unsettled by the building sense of threat – perfect in a crime novel.' Sisters in Crime
'Croc Country is my favourite of McGinnis's bestselling novels so far.' Book'd Out
Praise for Croc Country
This new novel by a popular Australian writer is a clever mystery set in the tropical north. There are cover-ups, corrupt police, and a heroine trying to find herself after a personal tragedy. Add a surprising touch of romance, and you have an exciting and entertaining read…McGinnis is expert at conjuring up a part of the country that many Australians do not know.Canberra Times
Rural fiction queen Kerry McGinnis's gripping tale of family secrets transports readers to one of the most remote corners of this country.'\Sunday Telegraph
I loved the moments of quiet domesticity in Croc Country but was unsettled by the building sense of threat – perfect in a crime novel.Sisters in Crime
Croc Country is my favourite of McGinnis's bestselling novels so far.Book'd Out
Awards & recognition
Sisters in Crime Davitt Award
Longlisted • 2021 • Fiction