She was slipping away. The further she fell, the closer the clouds seemed to come. Wispy transparent slipstreams of white. Cirrus. Pain smashed her head. Floating ... When investigative journalist Chrissie O'Brian lands a senior job at The Argus, she is desperate to escape the nightmares of her past. Her life has become a daily battle to resist numbing the pain. But her job is something she can do better than anyone else - and the only thing that keeps the memories at bay. A face-off on the waterfront between the unions and big business is just the kind of story to get her career back on track. But after a dockworker who confided in her turns up dead, Chrissie becomes obsessed with unravelling the truth. When a gruesome threat lands on her desk, it's clear someone is prepared to do anything to stop her. But who is more dangerous - a ruthless enemy or a woman pushed to the edge? Used to fighting her own demons, this is one battle Chrissie is determined not to lose. "An exciting new voice in Australian crime fiction." JANE HARPER, author of The Dry "A complex and compelling debut." CHRISTIAN WHITE, bestselling author of The Nowhere Child "A clever, explosive thriller ... I love Kilmore's flawed heroine's feistiness and her determination to take on the old boys' network. Truly impressive." PETRONELLA McGOVERN, bestselling author of Six Minutes Where the Truth Lies was shortlisted for the prestigious Unpublished Manuscript Award in the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.