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A Line of Sight: a novel

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A Line of Sight
Escalator Press, 2015

A Line of Sight is a compelling whodunnit woven through a story of community, family, and an extraordinary eight-year-old boy.

When Nick and Graeme go rabbit-shooting one August day, they spot a couple of suspected cannabis growers on their land. Both men fire a warning shot, and in a shocking misjudgement, one of the growers is killed. But who fired the fatal shot? And how far will each man go to prove himself not guilty?

The story of a young man facing the biggest dilemma of his life, A Line of Sight is a portrayal of male friendship, the links between generations, and Swan – a blind boy whose strange take on events brings great danger and unexpected clarity.


The low-key, slow-burn pace is perfect for showing that bonds between people can be uneasily balanced at the best of times, and Jansen is skilled at delivering character insight in subtle but satisfying ways. Catherine Robertson, NZ Listener

Download the first chapter here.

Read the full version of Jacob’s story here.

Paperback is available from the author (go to the Contact page on this website)
Ebook is available from Amazon and via Kobo.

Notes for book groups are available from Escalator Press.

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A Line of Sight
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