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An adrenaline-pumping suspense thriller from an extraordinary new talent.

An adrenaline-pumping suspense thriller from an extraordinary new talent.

Imagine if your worst fears came true ... again.

At seventeen, Jodie Cramer survived a terrifying assault at the hands of three strangers. Her schoolmate Angie was not so lucky ...

Now thirty-five, Jodie is a teacher and mother of two - and her past is a horror she's buried deep. When she sets out for a weekend in the country with three friends, all she has in mind are a few laughs and a break from routine. However, unknown to the four women, their secluded cabin was once the focus of a police investigation and, like Jodie, it nurtures a dark secret ...

As her friends relax, the isolation reawakens Jodie's terrifying memories. When she finds evidence of trespassers, she is convinced they are being watched. But no one will believe her and as her past threatens to overwhelm her, she begins to doubt herself - and her sanity.

Until two men knock at their door ...


This heart-stopping novel is a must-read for its sheer suspense.

Woman's Day

Will have you guessing till the end.

Famous Magazine

Beyond Fear is so deliciously scary, it's hard to believe this psychological suspense is a debut novel.

Sisters in Crime

If you're a fan of good crime and mysteries, I have no doubt that you will love this book too.

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    March 1, 2012

    Bantam Australia

    448 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    March 1, 2011

    Random House Australia

    432 pages

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They were going north this year, just the four of them heading out again on a cold, winter’s Friday night. Jodie smiled as she drove, watching the lights of a small town disappear in her rear-view mirror.

There was a hint of mist in the bush on either side of the road and her headlights cut an eerie passage in the darkness. Like a tunnel guiding her safely through the night.

Or straight to hell.

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Awards and Recognition

  • Davitt Awards
    Davitt Awards

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