Allen & Unwin, 2004

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A shocking murder wakes an ancient power in outback New South Wales. A truck driver, a schoolboy, a retired bank manager and an eccentric country woman are among the people trapped on the Silver City Highway, caught in a supernatural quest for justice and a nightmarish journey that never seems
to end.

This title is also available in Russia (Amphora-Red Fish).

‘Deftly structured . . . The eerie power of the Australian outback is a familiar theme, but the vividness of Jinks’s characters and the energy of her story make up the ground.’
The Sydney Morning Herald

‘A tense and scary supernatural page-turner . . . I’ve always thought there should be more outback horror and Catherine Jinks has come up with
the goods.’

The Age

‘Young adults will love this, but all fans of shudder-making stories will be on edge to find the answer – and think twice about a rural excursion!’
Woman’s Day

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‘From the reader’s perspective, which is privy to all viewpoints, the suspense kept building and building . . . with its consistently excellent writing and original use of both setting and imagery, this book is happily independent.’
Tabula Rasa

‘The Road is a gripping thriller . . . Fans of Stephen King and of thriller movies will not be disappointed by this offering. It is a very visual story and the scene changes, the use of suspense and changes in atmosphere all make The Road a book crying out to be made into a movie. Of course, readers won’t need the movie to be gripped by this tale. Its page-turning suspense and chilling sequence of events make it perfect as it is.’

‘Catherine Jinks is not capable of writing anything less than a good read and The Road is just that.’
The West Australian

‘If you love a good read that gets your heart beating faster, then you’re sure to love this novel.’