Praise for Present Tense A lean and thrilling crime story set in the ‘new South Africa’. In prose both clean and sharp, Natalie Conyer draws the reader into a gripping story of murder, revenge and betrayal. MALLA NUNN, AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF CRIME AND YOUNG ADULT FICTION A truly remarkable book. South Africa comes to vivid life in these pages. KERRY GREENWOOD, AUTHOR OF MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES This superbly structured novel with its cast of engaging characters is among other things an almost incidental masterclass in the realities of life in South Africa. KERRYN GOLDSWORTHY, iN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD AND THE AGE, WHERE PRESENT TENSE WAS PICK OF THE WEEK.