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Ash Island Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree back on the job after a near fatal confrontation with corrupt colleagues has become a departmental embarrassment The solution is a posting away from Sydney and a qu

  • Title: Ash Island
  • Author: Barry Maitland
  • ISBN: 9781925240368
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree, back on the job after a near fatal confrontation with corrupt colleagues, has become a departmental embarrassment The solution is a posting away from Sydney and a quiet life in Newcastle.Or maybe not so quiet A body s been found buried just offshore on Ash Island there may be There s also Harry s unfinished business The car crasDetective Sergeant Harry Belltree, back on the job after a near fatal confrontation with corrupt colleagues, has become a departmental embarrassment The solution is a posting away from Sydney and a quiet life in Newcastle.Or maybe not so quiet A body s been found buried just offshore on Ash Island there may be There s also Harry s unfinished business The car crash that killed his parents and blinded his wife happened not far from Newcastle And Harry knows it was no accident.The other unfinished business is Jenny s longed for pregnancy Which means that now the stakes are higher than ever.

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    1. Paromjit on said:

      This is an Aussie set thriller, a sequel to the wonderful Crucifixion Creek which I adored. Indigenous Detective Harry Belltree is back, suffering from trauma as he barely made it out alive in the last book. Seen as an embarrassment, he has now been transferred to Newcastle. Life is not easy here but Harry and his now pregnant wife, Jenny, are making an effort to settle in. Harry is intending to look into the car crash that killed his parents and left Jenny blind. Kelly Pool, the journalist, has [...]

    2. Brenda on said:

      After the events of Crucifixion Creek Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree was posted to Newcastle – away from the embarrassment he had caused his Sydney colleagues; Newcastle was the “bush outpost” where nothing much happened – or so they thought. Harry’s wife Jenny and her new dog Felecia accompanied Harry to their new rental in Carrington; a quiet place Jenny was growing to love. With the help of Felecia, she was finding her way around, growing familiar with the area.The Hunter Valley [...]

    3. Marianne on said:

      Ash Island is the second book in The Belltree Trilogy and the fifteenth novel by Scots-born Australian author, architect and urban design expert, Barry Maitland. After the shocking events at Crucifixion Creek deem him an embarrassment to his Sydney station, DS Harry Belltree is sent to Newcastle. While his colleagues there make him less than welcome, he and Jenny, now pregnant, try to settle in. Closer, too, to the site of the car crash that blinded Jenny and killed Justice Danny Belltree and hi [...]

    4. Petra on said:

      Ash Island is the second book in Barry Maitland's Belltree trilogy featuring Sydney homicide Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree. This starts off shortly after the events of Crucifixion Creek. They should ideally be read in order as there is a plot line that continues throughout the trilogy. In Ash Island, Harry discovers more information about the road traffic accident that killed his parents and left his wife, Jenny, blind. Following the events in Crucifixion Creek, Harry has been transferred to [...]

    5. Text Publishing on said:

      Harry Belltree is back again in another thriller from the pen of hard-boiled crime master Barry Maitland. And the pace hasn’t dampened for this Sydney homicide detective who just knows how to court danger.This is the second in the Belltree Trilogy after Crucifixion Creek (Shortlisted, Ned Kelly Awards, Best Crime Novel, 2015), in which Harry went off-grid investigating his brother-in-law Greg’s death and things got ugly.And here life isn't getting any easier for Harry. But there's no point g [...]

    6. LJ on said:

      First Sentence: On a November night in 2013, two kilometers off the coast of New South Wales, a helicopter rises from the deck of a Chinese bulk carrier ship. Det. Sgt. Harry Belltree has been reassigned to Newcastle, Australia. With him is his wife, pregnant and blinded from an auto accident which also killed his parents. Yet on the job, a corpse has been found, which turns out to be one of many and, Harry suspect, related to the car accident.Maitland does provide excellent descriptions and ana [...]

    7. Karen on said:

      The second in the Harry Belltree trilogy, events in ASH ISLAND follow closely on from CRUCIFIXION CREEK. Short-listed for the 2015 Ned Kelly Awards CRUCIFIXION CREEK set up a different character for Maitland to work with in Australian, Indigenous Detective Harry Belltree. There is still, however, that use of a defining geographical location as is always the case in any of Maitland's novels - in this case much of the action centres around Newcastle's Ash Island. Considerably more action orientate [...]

    8. Craig Sisterson on said:

      Sydney detective Harry Belltree has been banished to the backblocks after uncovering political and police corruption in Australia’s biggest city. But his personal hunt for the truth behind the accident that killed his parents and blinded his wife continues in this action-packed sequel to Crucifixion Creek. Maitland crafts an entertaining, action-packed read with a distinctive hero, flavored with organized crime, biker gangs, drug rings, corporate skullduggery, and aboriginal land rights. Back- [...]

    9. Augiemarch on said:

      I unfortunately read the Belltree trilogy out of order. 1, 3 and then 2. Ash Island is two. Wrong move. I would strongly suggest that your read them in order, there is much cross referencing.I live in Newcastle and drive past Ash Island every weekday so I was expecting Maitland to capture the feel and vibe of Newcastle. It's neighbourhood blend of old and new. The timber workingman cottages throughout the inner city with the commercial development of Honeysuckle. The cities reliance on coal. How [...]

    10. Mark Stewart on said:

      Well the pace certainly doesn't let up with the second of the Beltree trilogy. This one stands less well on it's own and I certainly wouldn't recommend reading any of this series out of order. Harry Beltree remains unpredictable both for the other characters and the reader as well! As with Crucifixion Creek there's some genuine brutality not found in other Barry Maitland books and the whole tone is coarser and a bit more desperate than the refined bonsai living DCI Brock. But it's certainly refr [...]

    11. Peter Anderson on said:

      TWO DOWN AND ONE TO GOBarry Maitland's "Harry Belltree" series is just riveting. The books move along at a fast pace and keep your interest at a high state.WARNING! Don't read this book unless you have read "Crucifixion Creek" (book 1 of the series) first. "Ash Island" is a very good read but you will get much more enjoyment out of these books if you read them in order and close together in time.As soon as I finish this review I will start "Slaughter Park" (book 3).Highly recommend,Peter

    12. MaryAnn on said:

      The story was just ok for most of the book. Then I got closer to the end and it sped up considerably. Along the way, I tried to piece together what happened in the first book, since I haven't read it yet. Lots of dead bodies, but the reader is left hanging at the end, waiting for the third novel in this series.

    13. Steve Payne on said:

      I didn't really like the ending but I suppose that is just the lead into the final chapter in trilogy. Harry and Jenny are both likable but neither have issues skirting the laws when it suits them.

    14. Mark Wilson on said:

      A fantastic Australian thriller. It's also a treat to read a novel set in my home town. I really, thoroughly enjoyed this and am now eager to read the next instalment in the trilogy. Great stuff!

    15. Jennifer on said:

      Intense and gripping procedural. I'd love to visit Australia to see this setting in real life.

    16. Terese Smith on said:

      Ash Island is the second book in the Harry Belltree trilogy. I recived a review copy from netgalley. While I have read a lot of Barry Maitland’s novels. I haven’t read Crucifixion Creek, the first part of this trilogy. While allusions to previous events are spread throughout the book, these aren’t always fully explained, and key details emerge slowly. Ash Island opens as journalist Kelly Pool and Sydney policeman Harry Belltree are still recovering from those past events and trauma. Harry [...]

    17. The Reviewers on said:

      Reviewed by Brenda Telford for The Reviewers With thanks to Text Publishing for the coyp to read and review.After the events of Crucifixion Creek Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree was posted to Newcastle – away from the embarrassment he had caused his Sydney colleagues; Newcastle was the “bush outpost” where nothing much happened – or so they thought. Harry’s wife Jenny and her new dog Felecia accompanied Harry to their new rental in Carrington; a quiet place Jenny was growing to love. [...]

    18. Heather on said:

      I've read the first, Crucifixion Creek, and I suspect that instead of a trilogy, this should have been one more polished book.Pros: some interesting characters- especially Jenny with her newfound blindness. I like Harry's spunk and finger to red tape- saying and doing what we often want our lead characters to say and do. The plot moves quickly, with short chapters flicking back and forth between scenes- almost like a movie script.Cons: a lot of this is hard to believe and feels a bit naive or un [...]

    19. Rhonda on said:

      This is very definitely the second in a trilogy. Don't even think about reading it without reading the first, Cruxification Creek. I loved CC including the hero Belltree and also the Sydney setting and the mystery of the parents' deaths. But this one was a little disappointing - there was too much driving up and down the highway between Sydney and Newcastle, and the "ending" was not satisfying at all. Bring on the third one soon so we can see how it all ends.I found the portrayal of the blind wi [...]

    20. Liza on said:

      I am a big fan of Barry Maitland and was really glad to see that he was setting his latest series in Australia. I really enjoyed Crucifixion Creek the first of the Harry Beltree trilogy which was set in Western Sydney. Ash Island is the second in the series and is set largely in Newcastle. One of the attractions of Maitland's crime novels is the strong sense of place he evokes, as a former professor of architecture he usually uses his locations very deliberately as part of the plot. I was a bit [...]

    21. Ed Napiorkowski on said:

      Though still and entertaining read I didn't find the second in the series to be as polished as the first. Some "out of character" behaviours left me shaking my head. Would he or she really have done or said that? The pace was average with sufficient to keep you going but overall I felt the plot lost itself a little in this one. I also thought the ending was a bit over the top yet also lacked some basic credibility. Absolutely zero enthusiasm expressed when sight is miraculously restored after a [...]

    22. Deb on said:

      Harry survived his traumatic experience in book one of the series only to have an equally dangerous time of it in book 2. He takes on a drug lord, Chinese shipping vessels that transport product as well as drugs, people in the police force that are out to get him, and continues to try to solve the mystery of why his parents were killed and his wife was blinded. In this book his wife is four months pregnant and has a seeing-eye dog and Harry is protecting her at all costs. He has moved her to a r [...]

    23. Martha Brindley on said:

      I had not read the first book in this trilogy, Crucifixion Creek, but I soon picked up the story of Harry and Jenny. This book had a great plot with organised crime, corruption, mining and land rights all thrown in. It was fast paced, well written and kept me interested to the end. I really look forward to reading the third book in the trilogy. Thank you Net Galley for my copy.

    24. Marie on said:

      Although very obviously a second in a trilogy (of which I haven't read the first), enough backstory is given to allow you to follow the plot. It continues almost immediately after the conclusion to the first. A good novel. Aussie crime, bikies, drugs, bent cops and politicians, revenge, aboriginal land rights - it's got it. I will go on to read the third but won't bother going back to the first.

    25. Lynne Benton on said:

      Excellent- flowed well from book 1 but seemed an even better story and characters more developed; There is more to Jenny coming through and Kelly is stronger; As always place sets context so well - descriptions so good yet not overly 'descriptive'

    26. Lee Christine on said:

      Another winner from local crime writer, Barry Maitland. I so enjoyed reading this well-crafted novel set amongst the gantries and coal loaders in the port of Newcastle.

    27. Gary Van Cott on said:

      Overall this was a very good book, although I was disappointed by the very end.

    28. Maureen on said:

      Liked Harry beltree his police colleagues, wife jenny. !looking forward to 3rd trilogy book.

    29. Mike Taverner on said:

      Almost need to read no.1 in the series before this - but still good Aussie drama

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