Nothing Bad Happens Here

Author(s): Nikki Crutchley


She looked away from his face and took in the clear spring night, full of stars. Her last thoughts were of her mother. Would she finally care, when one day they found her body, and a policeman came knocking at her door? 

The body of missing tourist Bethany Haliwell is found in the small Coromandel town of Castle Bay, where nothing bad ever happens. News crews and journalists from all over the country descend on the small seaside town as old secrets are dragged up and gossip is taken as gospel. 

Among them is Miller Hatcher, a journalist battling her own demons, who arrives intent on gaining a promotion by covering the grisly murder. 

Following an anonymous tip, Miller begins to unravel the mystery of the small town. And when another woman goes missing, Miller finds herself getting closer to the truth. But at what cost?


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Finalist for the Ngaio Marsh Awards, Best First Novel, 2018

“From its chilling opening pages and the subsequent discovery of Bethany’s body, Nothing Bad Happens Here is a gripping read.” — Carolyn McKenzie

General Fields

  • : 9780473404505
  • : Oak House Press
  • : Oak House Press
  • : January 2017
  • : New Zealand
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nikki Crutchley
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.3
  • : 295