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Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide—an electrifying, heartpounding, truly unputdownable thriller.


‘A truly terrifying, breathlessly exciting novel. It gut punches you in the first few pages and doesn’t let you recover until the final, thrilling climax. An extraordinary book.’—M W Craven


About the book

Frank is a service station owner on a little-used highway who just wants a quiet life. His granddaughter has been sent to stay with him to fix her attitude, but they don’t talk a lot.

When a badly injured young woman arrives at Frank’s service station with several cars in pursuit, Frank and a handful of unsuspecting customers are thrust into a life-or-death standoff.

But who are this group of men and women who will go to any lengths for revenge? And what do they want? Other than no survivors …?

A ferociously fast-paced, filmic, visceral, tense and utterly electric novel, unlike anything you’ve read before. Set on a lonely, deserted highway, deep in the Australian badlands, The Hunted is white-knuckle suspense matched to the fast-paced adrenaline of a Jack Reacher novel and the creeping menace of Wake in Fright. This is unmissable reading.


About the author

Gabriel Bergmoser is an award-winning Melbourne-based author and playwright. He won the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award in 2015, was nominated for the 2017 Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing and went on to win several awards at the 2017 VDL One Act Play Festival circuit. In 2016 his first young adult novel, Boone Shepard, was shortlisted for the Readings Young Adult Prize. The UK rights for The Hunted have been bought by Faber, and translation rights have been sold to Bulgaria, Holland, France, Germany, Greece and Italy. A film adaptation of The Hunted is currently being developed in a joint production between Stampede Ventures and Vertigo entertainment in Los Angeles with Gabriel writing the screenplay. Gabriel has also signed a second two-book deal with HarperCollins for his YA coming-of-age novel, Nelson and the Gallagher.


Message from the publisher

Listen to publisher Catherine Milne talk about how much she loves The Hunted.


Further praise

‘A rollercoaster of a novel: breakneck, visceral, and utterly impossible to stop once you’ve started.’—Felicity McLean, author of The Van Apfel Girls are Gone

‘Fast, furious, emotionally powerful. Move over, Jack Reacher.’—Tony Cavanaugh, author of Blood River

The Hunted is a wild rollercoaster ride. The story grips you on page one and doesn’t let go til the epilogue. The writing is spare, direct and highly evocative. It drives the narrative forward with relentless pace. The characters are stark, well-defined and engrossing. If you love suspense, heroes who face overwhelming odds and find their way out at the end of the ride, you will love this book. Think Wolf Creek, Mad Max and the arid desert of a Jane Harper novel.’—Lesley Coleman (five star Goodreads review)

‘Immersive, creepy and absolutely thrilling—this is not one to read before bed if you plan on getting any sleep!’—Kelly (five star Goodreads review)

‘A fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, breathless, white-knuckle rollercoaster ride. Get it!! Read it!! Enjoy!!’—Greg Caine (five star Goodreads review)

‘Exciting and fast-paced modern classic. Smashes through the genre with every tooth, nail and blood particle. If you don’t already know the name Gabriel Bergmoser, then by the time you have finished this you will be an instant fan. One of Australia’s most talented writers with a style that is one to watch.’—Justin Anderson (five star Goodreads review)


Sample chapter

Read the first chapter of The Hunted here.


Advance copy giveaway

Be one of the first to read the blockbuster book of 2020. Email with ‘The Hunted’ in the subject line for the chance to receive one of 50 reading copies.




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