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WIN: A copy of Crackenback by Lee Christine. Picture: Supplied

WIN: A copy of Crackenback by Lee Christine. Picture: Supplied

LEE Christine returns with her second book in a series of rural suspense novels set in the Snowy Mountains.

Detective Sergeant Pierce Ryder of the Sydney Homicide Squad is on the hunt for notorious fugitive Gavin Hutton.

After months of dead-ends, the breakthrough Ryder has been hoping for leads him back to the NSW Snowy Mountains on the trail of the suspected killer.

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Meanwhile, even an injured man bursts into the remote Thredbo lodge managed by Eva Bell, her first instinct is to protect her daughter, Poppy. The terrifying arrival of Jack Walker turns Eva's world upside down as the consequences of Jack's presence become clear.

With a killer on the loose, Jack Walker and Ryder are tangled in the same treacherous web - spun across the perilously beautiful Crackenback Range.