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 * 'Cranking up the suspense with methodical focus, [Shelter is] a brutally effective potboiler.' * Big Issue * 'A slow-burner that canvasses familial conflict and builds to a violent crescendo...[Will] appeal to new and recent converts to Jinks' brand of dark revelation' * ArtsHub * 'A nail-biter.' * SA Weekend * 'A consistently tense ride for any reader...The Attack once again demonstrates Jinks' capacity to build that tension around characters who can be both vulnerable and resilient in situations which are not far from reader's lived experience.' * Pile by the Bed * 'A tense thriller...[with a] brutal and terrifying climax...Jinks can certainly tell a good story.' * Canberra Times * 'A tense, intimate island thriller.' * Readings *