Guy Salvidge was born in England and his family emigrated to Western Australia in 1990, when he was eight. He lives in WA’s Wheatbelt with his wife and children. Having taught high-school English for the past fifteen years, Guy is now embarking on a PhD in Tasmanian Gothic fiction at Curtin University.
Guy’s intermittently award-winning fiction has been published in Australia and overseas. His stories have been awarded the City of Rockingham and Joe O’Sullivan prizes and he’s twice appeared in Award Winning Australian Writing. Other stories have been published in Westerly, The Great Unknown and Stories of Perth. In the US his work has appeared in Alien Sky, The Tobacco-Stained Sky and most recently in Archipelago.
Complicity City is Guy’s fourth published novel and his first in the crime genre. The Kingdom of Four Rivers (2009) is set in post-apocalyptic China. Yellowcake Springs (2011) and Yellowcake Summer (2013) are set in dystopian Western Australia. Guy’s next book will be a historical novel set in Van Diemen's Land.
Complicity City is a domestic noir in the style of The Girl on the Train. It is the story of one woman’s quest for justice for her slain friend Klara, and the dark deeds and secret men’s business she uncovers along the way. Set in Perth, Western Australia, it centres on the lives of Lesley, a single mother who won’t hear the word ‘no’; Klara’s brother Frank, consumed by the loss of his beloved sister; and Maria, a Filipina housekeeper who has seen far too much.
In a town where light and darkness go hand-in-hand, knowing where to turn and who to trust is the hardest thing. However, it soon becomes apparent that in this world full of drug abuse and dodgy deals, long-buried secrets are finally going to be exhumed.