Car Wrecks of the Great Central Road

Rated 4.43/5 based on 7 reviews
At any age, in any age, we could all fall by the highway of life. Charlie and Angel are two such teenagers, who break the monotony of their foster home life by breaking into houses. When a burglary goes wrong, they escape in a stolen van along the Great Central Road. What follows, just as they are beginning find somewhere to belong, is murder and a ruthless international crime syndicate. More

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About Martin Chambers

Born in Perth, Western Australia, in 1957. Studied Veterinary science. Worked as publican, field assistant, ferry skipper, salesman, and white water rafting guide. Best job was Quality control at the Swan Brewery (true!). Lives in Perth with wife and two adult daughters. Writes travel articles, short stories, poetry and fiction.

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Charlie and Angel break the monotony of foster home life by sneaking into peoples' homes to take cash. When a burglary goes wrong they flee in a stolen van and take to the Great Central Road. When they arrive in Alice Springs a gallery agrees to an exhibition of Angel's pictures, but when the gallery owner is found dead Charlie is arrested and accused of murder.

Reviews

Review by: Philip van Wulven on July 13, 2013 :
Speeds up towards the end,and interesting overall.Good read.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: Heather Peet on Feb. 18, 2013 :
Loved the book and it's charaters enjoyed the references to WA.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Karen Bon on Feb. 14, 2013 :
Read this in 2 nights - great! Evoked so many memories of outback travel and landscape of Australia inland. Charlie and Angel were engaging characters - loved their way of viewing the world and finding their place in it. Recommend.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)

Review by: Karen Bon on Feb. 14, 2013 :
Read this in 2 nights - great! Evoked so many memories of outback travel and landscape of Australia inland. Charlie and Angel were engaging characters - loved their way of viewing the world and finding their place in it. Recommend.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)

Review by: Anke Goldschmidt on Feb. 13, 2013 :
A really good read. The author has empathy with his characters and they are always believable. He shows how Life is what actually happens while you're making other plans.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)

Review by: Mike Wood on Feb. 11, 2013 :
Really enjoyed this book, great to see the West Australian landscape so vividly described.
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)

Review by: Ruby on Jan. 26, 2013 :
Thought provoking read. Characters are engaging and their situation and the landscape well described. The book touches on many issues that affect young indigenous Australians.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)

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