In the small seaside town of Queenscliff, two boys from opposite sides of the world forge a friendship over a summer of sun, adventure and brotherhood.
Until a catastrophic event shatters their idyllic childhoods. Two lives are lost. A lie is told.
Years later, when Tom dies in suspicious circumstances, Drew flies from the US back to Australia for his friend’s funeral.
Still haunted by that night in 1992, he’s about to find out if Tom ever told anyone the truth, if the two events are connected, and if their friendship was worth the price they paid.
“The Broken Wave drags you in from its first pages and refuses to let go. Flowing with ease between idyllic past and haunted present, it builds an irresistible mystery suffused with all-too-real pain and melancholy. Don’t miss it.” – Gabriel Bergmoser
Matthew Ryan Davies is a freelance copywriter and editor, mostly for the healthcare sector. He ghost-writes non-fiction books, edits university textbooks for medical and nursing students, and writes scripts for educational videos and documentaries.
Matthew is also the author of Things We Bury, which has been optioned for television, and the young adult novel This Thing of Darkness. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and two grown children.
Image: The Broken Wave – courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia