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Pheasants Nest


Pheasants Nest

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SKU: 9781761470349 Categories: , , Product ID: 795332


Title: Pheasants Nest
Publication date: 26/03/2024
Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
Price: $33.00
Publishing status: Active

A gripping, propulsive and brilliantly original debut by award-winning investigative journalist and writer Louise Milligan.

She wonders if they have discovered she is missing yet? Has it broken as a story? Who has been assigned to cover it? Have they started spooling through her social media to pull out photographs? Constructing a narrative about who she is and what possible reason any person might have to kidnap or (let’s be frank) kill her? She tries not to let out the whimper that is building in her sternum, at the thought that he might. Kill her, that is. He might kill her.

Kate Delaney has made the biggest mistake of her life. On a girls’ night out, she picked the wrong sleazy guy to publicly humiliate in a bar and now she is living every woman’s worst nightmare.

She finds herself brutalised, bound and gagged in the back of a car being driven god knows where by a man whose name she doesn’t know, and petrified about what is in store for her.

As a journalist who is haunted by the crimes she’s had to report over her career, Kate is terrifyingly familiar with the statistics of women who go missing – and the fear and trauma behind the headlines. She knows only too well how those stories usually end.

Kate can only hope the police will find her before it’s too late, but she’s aware a random crime is hardest to solve. As the clock ticks down, she tries to keep herself sane by thinking about her beloved boyfriend and friends, escaping into memories of love and happy times together. She knows she cannot give way to despair.

As the suspense escalates, Kate’s boyfriend Liam is left behind, struggling with his shock, fear and desperation as the police establish a major investigation. The detectives face their own feelings of anguish and futility as they reflect on the cases they didn’t solve in time and the victims they couldn’t save. They know Kate’s chances of survival diminish with every passing hour.

Acclaimed and award-winning writer and journalist Louise Milligan has written a stunning and surprising thriller with a gigantic heart: a gripping, propulsive and brilliantly original debut.

ISBN: 9781761470349
Dimension: 234mm X 153mm
Pages: 320

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Dimensions 234 × 153 mm