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The Attack

Catherine Jinks

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Text Publishing Company
31 August 2021
A boot camp for troubled young men, a hidden identity and murderous pursuit on a remote island. Beloved author Catherine Jinks is back with another heart-pounding Australian thriller.


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 10 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.
By:   Catherine Jinks
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   446g
ISBN:   9781922458117
ISBN 10:   1922458112
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   31 August 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for The Attack

'[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 * 'Cranking up the suspense with methodical focus, [Shelter is] a brutally effective potboiler.' * Big Issue *


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