A Riveting Crime Thriller: Read an Extract from The Attack by Catherine Jinks

A Riveting Crime Thriller: Read an Extract from The Attack by Catherine Jinks

I recognised him at once. He was ten years older and three times bigger, but his eyes were the same—wideset and ice-green, with thick, dark lashes. He was still skinny. Still scabby. Still at odds with the world.

I took one look at him and it all came flooding back.

Otford. Joyce. The lies. The police.

I’d fled to a deserted island, but I couldn’t seem to escape Aaron Rooney.

~

He arrived on a Sunday with twelve other boys. Their ferry was late. I’d been waiting on the jetty for a good twenty minutes when MV Kooringal chugged to a halt in front of me, nudging the piles and churning up water. From the bow I was thrown a mooring line, which I looped around the nearest bollard. The throb of the engine was almost drowned by a buzz of excited voices…

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    Publisher details

    The Attack
    Author
    Catherine Jinks
    Publisher
    Text Publishing
    Genre
    Fiction
    Released
    31 August, 2021
    ISBN
    9781922458117

    Synopsis

    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
    About the author

    Catherine Jinks

    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.
     

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