PRAISE for The Tribute
‘The Tribute has such an incredible sense of place and some of the most realistic dialogue I’ve read – totally ripe for TV. I simply loved it.’ Jana Kontogiannis, Avid Reader
‘A spectacular debut … this is one hell of a crime novel, and refreshingly, the storyline is far from predictable.’ Herald Sun
‘Begins as a compelling crime novel, then shifts into something even more shocking and wonderful.’ Christian White, author of The Nowhere Child.
‘One of the best debuts I’ve read – inventive, layered and brilliantly written. The Tribute is a class act.’ David Whish-Wilson, author of True West.
‘A suspenseful and unnerving dissection of masculinity.’ Natasha Stott Despoja, author of On Violence.
‘This is no ordinary crime book, and there are no ordinary people in this extraordinary read.’ Readings Monthly
‘Crackles with a tension that is relieved by some well-timed dashes of black humour … The novel heralds the emergence of a promising literary talent, and could easily be transformed into a film, one that critics might well describe as ‘Hitchcockian’.’ Australian Book Review
‘A superior crime debut, multi-layered, richly detailed and utterly chilling.’ Australian Booksellers Association
‘Just when I thought the story was heading in one direction, Byron completely shifted gears, leaving me reeling. I wish I could say more, but to do so would give too much away. Instead, you’ll have to read this for yourself.’ Better Reading
‘Some crime novels do more than expose the guilt of the criminal. They expose the guilt in us all. They move from intellectual pleasure – whodunit? – to a metaphysical reckoning with human sin … The Tribute starts as the first kind of crime novel but ends as the second.’ The Saturday Paper