When a family camping trip descends into hostage hell, one woman must find the inner strength to try to save the ones she loves. For Anne McCarthy, accompanied by her teenage son, sister and niece, the camping trip to a remote north Queensland national park is the ideal place to clear her head and recover from her husband's recent infidelity. 'Sisters doing it for themselves' she tells Debbie. 'We can swim in water holes, chase wallabies and toast marshmallows on the fire'. But when an old beaten up truck arrives at the camp ground with two men and a young girl, Anne feels uneasy. Something about the small man, Keith, unsettles her. Late at night, from their tent, Anne and Debbie hear disturbing sounds from the adjacent campsite. The beat-up truck is obstructing their way out of the park. There is no mobile phone reception. And so the nightmare begins. The men take the small group of women and children hostage on a trip deep into the Daintree Rainforest and Anne must find ways to survive the physical and emotional abuse amidst fears of what will happen when she and her family are no longer of use to the men. Their own shallow graves are constantly on her mind. Escape seems out of their reach. When all hope seems lost, Anne summons the strength to try to save her son, her sister and her little niece. But she must do things she did not think she was capable of to achieve her goal. Terrible, unthinkable things. In the cool and decaying tomb carved into the forest, Anne finds an inner strength that she did not know she possessed. This thrilling page turner will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Thelma and Louise meets Deliverance.
- Paperback | 232 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 13.46mm | 412.77g
- 03 Jul 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Nik Boston
Nik Boston is the author of The False Prophet and lives in New York City with three dobermen and a collection of vintage anatomical dummies.