Better Reading Preview: Beware of Dogs by Elizabeth Flann

Better Reading Preview: Beware of Dogs by Elizabeth Flann

Winner of the 2019 Banjo Prize for Fiction

She’s isolated. Trapped. Hunted. An almost unbearably tense Australian survival thriller.

Not much daylight left now.

So begins the field diary of Alix Verhoeven, whose impulsive acceptance of an offer to spend Easter on a remote island has turned into a terrifying ordeal. Hiding in a tiny cave, she carefully rations out her meagre supplies, while desperately trying to figure out how to escape the men hunting her. She is determined not to be a victim.

What do they want with her? She knows it’s nothing good – she overheard enough on that first night to flee. But now she’s got little food or water, no way of calling for help, and only her skills as an exploration geologist and memories of Atkinson’s Bushcraft Guide to survive.

By day she is disciplined and lives by strict plans, but at night she finds herself haunted by questions about her life that she has never wanted to face.

And her time is running out.

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Synopsis

Winner of the 2019 Banjo Prize for Fiction She's isolated. Trapped. Hunted. An almost unbearably tense Australian survival thriller. Not much daylight left now. So begins the field diary of Alix Verhoeven, whose impulsive acceptance of an offer to spend Easter on a remote island has turned into a terrifying ordeal. Hiding in a tiny cave, she carefully rations out her meagre supplies, while desperately trying to figure out how to escape the men hunting her. She is determined not to be a victim. What do they want with her? She knows it's nothing good - she overheard enough on that first night to flee. But now she's got little food or water, no way of calling for help, and only her skills as an exploration geologist and memories of Atkinson's Bushcraft Guide to survive. By day she is disciplined and lives by strict plans, but at night she finds herself haunted by questions about her life that she has never wanted to face. And her time is running out.
Elizabeth Flann
About the author

Elizabeth Flann

Elizabeth worked for over twenty years in the publishing industry before moving into tertiary education to teach editing, scriptwriting and literature to postgraduate students. She is the co-author of The Australian Editing Handbook, and completed a PhD in 2001 entitled Celluloid Dreaming: Cultural Myths and Landscape in Australian Film 1970-1990. Now retired from teaching, she is able to give full rein to her true love: writing fiction. This is her first novel.

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  1. Catherine Brauer says:

    Looks like an enthralling read.

  2. Linda Balogh says:

    Oh wow, I think I have Elizabeth Flann’s editing book, The Australian Editing Handbook on my bookshelf!
    I would love to preview this book, I love a good suspense thriller & I’m totally captivated by both the book’s name & that glorious cover design! 👏🏻📚

  3. B says:

    Keen to get my hands on a copy of this one!