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Mark Brandi

Wimmera an Australian crime fiction novel set in a small town is an intriguing character driven story that focuses on friendship and the lengths we go to protect the ones we love.

The novel centres around moral ambiguity, and whether heinous actions can ever be justified. The structure and pacing of the novel helps the reader empathise and understand the

characters as they move from childhood to adulthood.

Brandi creates an authentic courtroom scene that highlights the moral complexities of the issues raised in the novel where good people are forced to make impossible choices. The novel raises the question as to whether violence can ever be justified, at what cost to one’s mental health, and whether it is unforgivable crimes that drive us to commit acts we may not have deemed ourselves capable.