Our Fathers (Paperback)


In one of Stellenbosch's most affluent areas an apparent house break-in goes awry, leaving a millionaire property developer's beautiful wife dead. Inspector Albertus Beeslaar, in town to visit a former colleague, is reluctantly drawn in to the investigation led by the formidable Captain Vuyokazi Qhubeka of the Stellenbosch saps. Soon this picturesque town with its historic white gables, world-famous wineries and big money begins to reveal its dark underbelly. Fifteen hundred kilometres to the north, Sergeant Johannes Ghaap is thrust into a drama of his own as he races to save a kidnapped woman and her child, who are being held captive in Soweto. Fate will steer him to The Fatha - a man capable of such evil that most consider him a mere urban legend ... Our Fathers is the translation of the Afrikaans bestseller Onse vaders, a novel that sees the return of Karin Brynard's much-loved hero Beeslaar and establishes Brynard as one of the country's finest writers of crime fiction.

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In one of Stellenbosch's most affluent areas an apparent house break-in goes awry, leaving a millionaire property developer's beautiful wife dead. Inspector Albertus Beeslaar, in town to visit a former colleague, is reluctantly drawn in to the investigation led by the formidable Captain Vuyokazi Qhubeka of the Stellenbosch saps. Soon this picturesque town with its historic white gables, world-famous wineries and big money begins to reveal its dark underbelly. Fifteen hundred kilometres to the north, Sergeant Johannes Ghaap is thrust into a drama of his own as he races to save a kidnapped woman and her child, who are being held captive in Soweto. Fate will steer him to The Fatha - a man capable of such evil that most consider him a mere urban legend ... Our Fathers is the translation of the Afrikaans bestseller Onse vaders, a novel that sees the return of Karin Brynard's much-loved hero Beeslaar and establishes Brynard as one of the country's finest writers of crime fiction.

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A taut police thriller that is meticulously researched, finely crafted and superbly executed, ‘Our Father’ is a clear statement that crime writing in South Africa is alive and well and in the hands of Karin Brynard. ‘Our Fathers’ tells two concurrent stories – Inspector Albertus Beeslaar is visiting Stellenbosch when he is dragged unwillingly into the investigation into a murder that threatens to split the historic town apart, while Sergeant Johannes Ghaap struggles to adjust to life in Gauteng as he desperately hunts for a missing woman and child. While the plots are revealed slowly, it is the intricacies laid in the first few chapters that make ‘Our Fathers’ so much more than a typical crime novel. But Brynard’s main strength is her characters – believable heroes and anti-heroes draw the reader in through her skilful and subtle exposure of emotion and motivation, augmented by enough eccentricity to make them interesting. Indeed, ‘Our Fathers’ is a book to be savoured and enjoyed – rather like a bottle of good red wine from Stellenbosch!

Product Details

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Imprint

Penguin Books (South Africa)

Country of origin

South Africa

Release date

August 2016

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Expected to ship within 5 - 10 working days

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Dimensions

232 x 152 x 28mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback

Pages

352

ISBN-13

978-1-4152-0692-8

Barcode

9781415206928

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LSN

1-4152-0692-9



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