The Attack

Author(s): Catherine Jinks

Crime

Robyn Ayres works as the camp caretaker on Finch Island, a former leper colony off the coast of Queensland. Her current clients are a group of ex-military men who run a tough-love program for troubled teens.


The latest crop looks like the usual mix of bad boys and sad boys. Then Robyn takes a second look at a kid called Darren. Last time she saw him his name was Aaron, and Robyn was his primary school teacher. And she was somehow at the centre of a vicious small-town custody battle involving his terrifying grandmother.


Bruising classroom dynamics, manipulative parents and carers and horrendous small-town politics form the backdrop to a nail-biting thriller in which the tensions of ten years ago start to play themselves out, building to a violent climax in the present day.


Robyn escaped the past once. Now it's back--and this time there's no way out.


Catherine Jinks' books for adults, young adults and children have been published in a dozen countries and have won numerous awards, including a Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the CBCA Book of the Year Award (four times). She lives in the Blue Mountains.


'[Jinks] is a masterful storyteller, able to easily carry the narrative exigences of plot and character regardless of genre...[she] knows how to dole out the tension, letting the suspense slacken and then ramping up the terror lest you become complacent for a few minutes.' Guardian

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General Fields

  • : 9781922458117
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.446
  • : June 2021
  • : 2.6 Centimeters X 15.4 Centimeters X 23.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 336
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Catherine Jinks