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Text Publishing Company
04 July 2023
Jane is a contact tracer. She has to call a lot of people and some of them don’t want to talk. Various reasons – tax or immigration issues, infidelity. Domestic abuse.

Jane knows all about that. She and her daughter Tara have spent years in hiding from Tara’s manipulative and terrifying ex. Now, as Jane talks to a close contact, she realises the woman on the phone is scared of the same man – and he’s close. Too close.

Suddenly the past comes slamming back into the present as Jane realises she and Tara can’t keep running forever.

One day, they’re going to be found.
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781922790125
ISBN 10:   1922790125
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Traced

‘[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 on Shelter * ‘Catherine Jinks cements herself as a must-read Aussie crime writer with this book. It’s atmospheric and hard-hitting; if you’re a fan of Australian crime thrillers, don’t miss this.’ * Australian on The Attack * ‘A tense thriller…[with a] brutal and terrifying climax…Jinks can certainly tell a good story.’ * Canberra Times on The Attack * ‘Jinks tells a great story that holds the reader’s close attention on every page…This well-constructed and pacey narrative explores serious issues while maintaining spare and tight language, gritty circumstances, authentic dialogue and a building climax that will keep you on the edge of your seat.’ * Cass Moriarty, author of The Promise Seed and Parting Words * ‘The fear is palpable and crawls off the page, so the reader can feel it too...This is a book that needs to be read with the lights on, and one that you will be unwilling to put down.’ * ArtsHub * ‘If you enjoy a psychological thriller—a kind of cat and mouse book—I would certainly recommend this…It’s a really good read to curl up with on a wintry night.’ * RNZ: Nine to Noon *

  • Long-listed for Best Adult Novel, Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards 2024 (Australia)

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