Author Talk: Dinuka McKenzie

10am | Friday 16 August
Kincumber Library

For this instalment of Central Coast Reads we will be joined by author Dinuka McKenzie to discuss her explosive debut, The Torrent. With fans including Dervla McTiernan and Petronella McGovern, The Torrent is the first in the Detective Kate Miles series. With a loving husband lost to devastating summer floods, a teenage girl injured during a robbery, and two seemingly unconnected cases that will push a detective to the brink … there will be plenty to discuss!

This event is free but RSVPs encouraged.

We particularly welcome members of our Seniors Connect program.

This session is proudly supported by the NSW Government

About the Author

Dinuka McKenzie is an Australian writer and the author of the Detective Kate Miles crime series published in Australia and the UK. She is the winner of the 2020 HarperCollins Australia Banjo Prize. Her writing has been shortlisted for the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, the Bad Sydney Crime Danger Awards, longlisted for the Richell Prize, and highly commended in the Australian Crime Writers’ Association Louie Award. Her short fiction has appeared in the 2022 Dark Deeds Down Under crime and thriller anthology. Dinuka lives in Southern Sydney on Dharawal country.

About the Book

In Northern New South Wales, heavily pregnant and a week away from maternity leave, Detective Sergeant Kate Miles is exhausted and counting down the days. But a violent hold-up at a local fast-food restaurant with unsettling connections to her own past, means that her final days will be anything but straightforward.

When a second case is dumped on her lap, the closed case of a man drowned in recent summer floods, what begins as a simple informal review quickly grows into something more complicated. Kate can either write the report that’s expected of her or investigate the case the way she wants to.

As secrets and betrayals pile up, and the needs of her own family intervene, how far is Kate prepared to push to discover the truth?