November 2020 Fiction & Entertainment Backlist Highlights - Awards

Hide S. J. Morgan

S. J. Morgan

Paperback | Nov 2019 | MidnightSun Publishing | 9781925227581 | 336pp | 233x153mm | GEN | AUD$32.99, NZD$39.99

*Longlisted for the 2020 Davitt Awards: Adult Crime*

*Longlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award 2020*

Like a dark unsettling road movie, Hide takes us on a chilling ride from 80s urban Britain to the menace of the Australian outback.

It's 1983 in Thatcher's Britain. Alec Johnston has left his comfortable family home in Cardiff and taken a flat with bikers Minto, Stobes and Black. There he meets Sindy, Minto's strange and vulnerable young girlfriend. When she starts to view Alec as a possible saviour from her abusive relationship, it earns Alec a big target on his back.

Hide takes us on a dark, unsettling journey: one that begins in a small town in Wales and continues through the vast Australian outback. As the threats get closer, Alec fears this is one journey from which he may never return.

'Crime fans with a hankering for a gripping, edge-of-your seat read will love Hide.' Books+Publishing

'Morgan is an author with a considerable amount of potential and her next work will be something to keep an eye on.' — Riana Kinlough, Tulpa Magazine

'Raw, genuine and widely relatable...very impressive and enjoyable YA novel with scope for deeper study.' — Angela Brown, CBCA