A drought, a flood, an outback pub – and a serial killer. There’s no electricity, no phone and no way out. After years of drought, the rains have finally come and the rivers are rising fast. The roads become impassable. When strangers are stranded at an old isolated pub in Outback Australia in 1957, they soon realise that a serial killer lives among them. Can you guess whodunnit? A quick read novella.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I like to travel in the outback and have visited lots of isolated pubs, where there are no other people around for hundreds of miles. I wondered what it would be like to be trapped in a wild and lonely place, with a bunch of strangers, and one of them turned out be a cold-blooded killer. I created characters that could easily have existed in 1957, and wanted to give the reader a feeling of what it would be like to live without mobile phones, electricity, enough water to bathe or a proper toilet.