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The Hunted

Gabriel Bergmoser

A shocking, relentless, read-it-in-one-night debut novel.

18 in stock

£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571358663
Date Published
06.08.2020
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Summary

Where does the adventure end . . .
and the nightmare begin?

Frank owns a service station on a little-used highway. His granddaughter, Allie, is sent to stay with him for the summer, but they don’t talk a lot.

Simon is a dreamer and an idealist, in thrall to the romance of the open road and desperately in search of something.

Maggie is the woman who will bring them together, someone whose own personal journey will visit unimaginable terror on them all. . .

‘With echoes of Deliverance and Battle Royale, the Australian outback-set The Hunted is a truly terrifying, breathlessly exciting novel. It gut-punches you in the first few pages and doesn’t let you recover until the final, thrilling climax. An extraordinary book.’ M. W. CRAVEN

What readers are saying:

‘A high octane roller-coaster of a novel, brilliantly written with strong characters to cheer for. Just don’t read it before going to sleep like I did.’

‘This type of horror/action thriller isn’t my usual thing but boy, did I love this book.’

‘This entire book was just pure, fast-paced tension and I loved every insane page of it.’

‘I’d say it’s a hard book to put down, but a couple of times I found the suspense heightened enough that I needed a break. That’s how good it was.’

‘Even the squeamish would find it difficult to put this book down for very long.’

Critic Reviews

An original high-octane read, it makes Deliverance look like Picnic at Hanging Rock.

The Times
Critic Reviews

A story that is at once exhilarating, gleefully vicious and totally, race-to-the-finish-line unputdownable.

Observer
Critic Reviews

With echoes of Deliverance and Battle Royale, the Australian outback-set The Hunted is a truly terrifying, breathlessly exciting novel. It gut-punches you in the first few pages and doesn't let you recover until the final, thrilling climax. An extraordinary book.

M. W. Craven
Critic Reviews

Comes screaming out of the traps like Wolf Creek’s angry brother and does not let up until the end. A tense, bloodsoaked slice of Outback horror.

Paul Howarth
Critic Reviews

Crime and thriller readers will love this savage Rottweiler of a novel that will clamp its jaws around their throat and shake them to the end.

Books + Publishing
Critic Reviews

The Hunted is dark as all get-out, an Australian horror-thriller that manages to combine Wolf Creek, The Hills Have Eyes and On the Road, with a sprinkling of Deliverance for good measure . . . Bergmoser keeps pushing his story further, and darker, until he reaches a graphic, explosive climax to be read in gleeful horror, eyebrows creeping higher and higher, applauding the unstoppable force of nature he has created in his heroine while recoiling at what she’s being forced to do.

Guardian
GabrielBergmoser

Gabriel Bergmoser is an award-winning Melbourne-based author, who grew up in a small rural town. In 2015 he won the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award for his pilot Windmills, and his plays include Heroes, which was nominated for the 2017 Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing. His musical, Moonlite, about a gay bushranger, was performed as part…

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