Nigel wrote part of the novel while at Varuna in September 2011, when here on a crime-writing residency with Marele Day, so it has a hint of that Varuna magic.
Here's just one of the rave pre-reviews:
My heart was in my mouth as the tension ratcheted up but Bartlett balances the fast pace with great tenderness, exploring what happens when family loyalty and love is put to the ultimate test. A brilliant debut." - P.M. Newton
If you (or someone you care about) enjoy crime - thrillers you can find out more about King of the Road here.
And if you're in Sydney the launch is at Glee Books on 1 February 2015. Details here.