Second sight / Aoife Clifford.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Eliza Carmody returns home to the country to work on the biggest law case of her career. The only problem is this time she's on the 'wrong side' - defending a large corporation against a bushfire class action by her hometown of Kinsale. On her first day back Eliza witnesses an old friend, Luke Tyrell, commit an act of lethal violence. As the police investigate that crime and hunt for Luke they uncover bones at The Castle, a historic homestead in the district. Eliza is convinced that they belong to someone from her past. As Eliza becomes more and more entangled in the investigation, she is pulled back into her memories of youthful friendships and begins to question everyone she knows ... and everything she once thought was true.
    • Other Titles:
      2nd sight.
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    • ABNT:
      CLIFFORD, A. Second sight. First Pegasus Books cloth edition. [s. l.]: Pegasus Crime, 2019. ISBN 9781643130767. Disponível em: Acesso em: 23 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Clifford A. Second Sight. First Pegasus Books cloth edition. Pegasus Crime; 2019. Accessed September 23, 2020.
    • APA:
      Clifford, A. (2019). Second sight (First Pegasus Books cloth edition.). Pegasus Crime.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Clifford, Aoife. 2019. Second Sight. First Pegasus Books cloth edition. Pegasus Crime.
    • Harvard:
      Clifford, A. (2019) Second sight. First Pegasus Books cloth edition. Pegasus Crime. Available at: (Accessed: 23 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Clifford, A 2019, Second sight, First Pegasus Books cloth edition., Pegasus Crime, viewed 23 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Clifford, Aoife. Second Sight. First Pegasus Books cloth edition., Pegasus Crime, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Clifford, Aoife. Second Sight. First Pegasus Books cloth edition. Pegasus Crime, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Clifford A. Second sight [Internet]. First Pegasus Books cloth edition. Pegasus Crime; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 23]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1

In her American debut, Clifford takes us to Australia, the likeliest place on the planet to accidentally hit a kangaroo with a car. And that is just what happens to Tess Carmody in her father's prized Mustang. That was 20 years ago, when she and her sister, Eliza, were teenagers. At around the same time, one of Eliza's friends disappeared without a trace after an alcohol-and-hormone-fueled beach party. When Eliza, now a successful corporate attorney, returns to her hometown, she witnesses a brutal crime perpetrated by someone who was also at that party, and her interactions with other old friends lead her to question the veracity of her memories. Told through two time lines, first-person present and third-person past, this book could be called Third Sight because Eliza's second set of conclusions gets turned around in a surprise finish. Some readers might be baffled by the complexity, or grow impatient with the teen angst, but fans of Jane Harper's mysteries, also set Down Under in creepily threatening small towns, will feel right at home. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 May #2

This brilliantly crafted, slow-burn crime novel from Australian Clifford (All These Perfect Strangers) slides with delicious subtlety from a story that begins in small-town reminiscences and regrets, moves into amateur investigation blended with personal history and deep secrets, and then takes a plunge into driving thriller territory. Lawyer Eliza Carmody knows she will get little sympathy in her hometown of Kinsale, Australia, because she's there not only to visit her pregnant best friend, Amy Liu, and her father, Mick Carmody, who's unresponsive in nursing care after a car accident, but also to develop her case on behalf of Colcart Electric in a class action suit by Kinsale's residents over a devastating and fatal bushfire. Witnessing a violent fight involving Luke Tyrell, whom she remembers from childhood, leads her to revisit the events of New Year's Eve 1996, during which her other best friend, Grace Hedland, disappeared. The author tugs hard at universal human emotions as she explores themes of grief and the unreliability of memory. Readers will view everyone Eliza encounters with a blend of suspicion and sympathy. Clifford is definitely a writer to watch. Agent: Clare Forster, Curtis Brown. (July)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.