When Brigitte and her family moved from the city, they were supposed to be happier. And safer. But soon her crime-writer ex-boyfriend turns up in town to promote his new vel, in which a woman is found dead - murdered - in a country lake. Hours later, Brigitte watches the police pull a body from the water near her Gippsland home.Her husband, a country cop w, is at the scene, though it's t his investigation; he's only helping the Melbourne Homicide Squad. But there's something he's t telling Brigitte.With her personal life spiralling out of control once more, and fearing her family is in danger, who can Brigitte turn to? And what if she makes the wrong choice?Dead in the Water is about trying to escape the cycle of trauma. It delves into the darkness beneath the surface of fear, betrayal, and revenge, to find a glimmer of hope.
Tania Chandler is a Melbourne-based writer and editor. Her debut novel, Please Don't Leave Me Here, was selected for State Library Victoria's Summer Read program. Dead in the Water is her second novel, and is a sequel to Please Don't Leave Me Here.