Reaction to Weeping Waters

‘Weeping Waters is a great, gripping read.’

Business Day
This crime-thriller is as hot, gritty and as vast as the Karoo countryside which serves as the setting for the story.
Keith Millar, ArtSmart
Karin Brynard deftly deploys the conventions of crime fiction to illuminate many of the central tropes of post-apartheid life in an eye-catching whodunit.
Joshua Maserow, Aerodrome
Anybody wanting to know the status of life in South Africa should read this crime novel – it’s far more than ‘just a crime novel’.

Alison Smith, Goodreads


Awards for Weeping Waters:

Longlisted for:

Barry Ronge Sunday Times Literary Award 2015

Awards won for the Afrikaans version, Plaasmoord:

University of Johannesburg Prize for Creative Literature

Best Debut 2010

University of Stellenbosch Word Fest (WoordFees)

Best Debut (shared) 2010

M-Net Literary Awards

Film Category 2010


2010 Book Seller’s Choice Award
Rapport – Best Debut
ATKV – Best Mystery
M-Net Literary – Best Fiction Afrikaans