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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.

About The Author

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Catherine Jinks was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1963. She grew up in Papua New Guinea and later studied medieval history at the University of Sydney. After working for several years in a bank, she married Peter Dockrill, a Canadian journalist, and lived for a short time in Nova Scotia, Canada. 


She is now a full-time writer, residing in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales with Peter. 


Catherine is a four-time winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award, and has also won a Victorian Premier’s Literature Award, the Adelaide Festival Award for Literature, the Ena Noel Award for Children’s Literature and an Aurealis Award for Science Fiction. In 2001 she was presented with a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian Children’s Literature.


In 2006, Catherine's former school, the Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts High School, renamed their library in her honour.

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