A powerhouse, fast-paced, high adrenalin and tense thriller from Gabriel Bergmoser, author of the critically acclaimed bestselling outback noir The Hunted.
A young woman is hiding out in a sleepy North Queensland tourist town, trying to stay under the radar, when she stumbles across a dangerous drug cartel. Anyone else might back away shaking their head, pretend they hadn’t seen anything, keep quiet, even though people are getting hurt. But Maggie is no ordinary girl. She’s got skills, as well as plenty of secrets to keep, burdens to carry—and anger to burn.
When circumstances mean that she has to get out of town fast, she heads towards Melbourne, where she just might find the answers that she needs—answers about her family and who she really is. With a bent cop for a dubious ally, the police tracking her and furious bikers on her trail, Maggie is in deep trouble. She’s only got her ingenuity and wits on her side—and a determination not to inherit the sins of her father.
Melbourne-based writer Gabriel Bergmoser captivated readers last year with The Hunted, a ferociously fast-paced crime thriller which took readers on a journey deep into the Australian badlands. Now he returns with his gripping follow-up The Inheritance, which is yet another unmissable, white-knuckle suspense thriller: think Jack Reacher meets John Wick in a high-octane, high-speed chase on the dark streets of Melbourne. But don’t be dismayed if you haven’t read The Hunted. While I strongly encourage you to go back and read the first book, both novels can definitely be enjoyed as standalones.
The novel follows protagonist Maggie, who dodges bikies, gangsters, and the law, as her past finally catches up with her. Readers were first introduced to Maggie in The Hunted, but here she’s given centre stage. Through a series of flashbacks, we learn about Maggie’s difficult childhood, absent mother, and her troubled relationship with her father—all factors that greatly influenced the tough woman she turned out to be. As far as action heroines go, Maggie is up there with the best of them. She’s a resourceful, fierce, and complex protagonist who is more than capable of holding her own against the dangerous situations Bergmoser throws at her.
With an unforgettable heroine, and action scenes that belong in a blockbuster movie, The Inheritance is an excellent follow-up to The Hunted, establishing Bergmoser as a formidable new talent in Australian crime fiction.