Abduction, interpersonal conflict and a miniature schnauzer - this novel has it all.
Ilsa Evans' latest book The Unusual Abduction of Avery Conifer is a wise, witty and wholly original story, and Australian Community Media has five copies to give away.
The new book follows two women - Beth and Cleo - who abduct and hide out with their four-year-old granddaughter, who they suspect is being harmed at home.
The grandmothers love their shire granddaughter... but they don't feel the same affection for each other.
Avery's mother, Cleo (Beth's daughter), is in prison for contravening a family violence order, and her father Daniel (Shirley's son), has full-time custody of the girl - but Shirley suspects the child isn't safe with her father.
The grandmothers, Avery and Shirley's 89-year-old mother Winnie end up on-the-run across country Victoria, with Beth's miniature schnauzer Harthacnut in tow.
The abduction gives rise to crises both personal and social, as Shirley's large and interfering family - including her toxic son - struggle to come to terms with her actions, amid a whirl of police investigation and media excitement.
Author Evans has published 14 books across a range of genres - including murder mystery, YA fantasy and even memoir - and has been shortlisted for the Davitt Awards.
She works at the Chisolm Institute teaching into several degrees including the Graduate Certificate in Family Violence.
Thanks to our friends at HarperCollins, Australian Community Media has five copies of Ilsa Evans' The Unusual Abduction of Avery Conifer to give away.
For your chance to win, simply fill out the form below and tell us in 25 words or less what your favourite book or film featuring an abduction is, and why.
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