by Anna Willett
Genre: a dark, gripping and intense suspense thriller
A small hiking group in the wilderness – with bloody revenge for company
Milly has barely spoken to her sister Judith in years. They hardly exchanged a word at their mother’s funeral. They could not be further apart.
So when Milly gets an invitation to go on a hiking trip, she hopes it will be an opportunity for reconciliation. Inviting her school-friend Harper along with her for support, the small party head off together into the bush.
What awaits Milly is far from just a bracing hike in the wilderness, but an unexpected encounter with the past. The form it takes is revenge. But who is enacting it against Milly, and why?
Intense, gripping, and full of suspense.
Whilst the action in this book comes thick and fast, it is the relationship between the sisters and their mutual friend, Harper, that introduces the true darkness into the story.
If you enjoy nail-biting suspense fiction with great twists, RETRIBUTION RIDGE is for you.
This book is set in the rugged landscape below Perth in South Western Australia, an area the author has explored in depth. You may also enjoy her first thriller, BACKWOODS RIPPER.
genre: a gripping action suspense thriller
About the Book
“If you like Stephen King’s Misery, you’ll love this book.”
A country drive quickly turns into a nightmare for newly-weds Paige and Hal Loche
When you are in the bush, pregnant, and your husband is hurt what do you do? Will you trust just about anyone?
When their car gets a flat tire in the Australian outback, it should be a simple job for capable Hal to fix. His wife pregnant, he sets to it. But an accident befalls him, leaving him immobilized. Paige is now their only hope of getting out of the bush.
“How the cruelty of a stranger changes a couple’s life for ever.”
When Paige chances upon a stranger, it seems her prayers are answered. But the stranger doesn’t want to help. She wants something else, and it’s not Paige’s husband. Hal is expendable, piece by piece it seems, but her baby isn’t.
What will Paige do to protect her unborn child, and at what price?
If you enjoy gripping suspenseful thriller fiction, BACKWOODS RIPPER is for you.
Backwoods Ripper is the first novel by Australian author Anna Willett. Raised in Western Australia, Anna developed a love for fiction at an early age and began writing short stories in high school. Drawn to dark tales, Anna enjoys writing thrillers with strong female characters. When she’s not writing, Anna enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her husband and children.
Retribution Ridge by Anna Willett is a truly dark and twisted story. Milly wants to make peace with her sister, Judith, after their mother’s death. She and her sister, her friend, and a stranger venture off on an adventure to reforge their relationships. As the story goes along, things are not what they seem. This book started off really well. There was so much mystery and uncertainty. As a reader, you were asking questions and trying to make assumptions about how the story would play out. This book is rather short, and I really think it would have been a 5 star for me if it was longer. The story spans over a very short time, but I feel Anna Willett could have really gone a lot more in depth with the past and with the characters. I feel that even though the story was short, it was too fast paced and a little jumpy and confusing at times. I will say this book does have a dark and creepiness factor to it, which I really enjoyed. I don’t mind a story that isn’t packaged with a pretty little bow. So, if you are looking for a quick read that is suspenseful and full of darkness, this is definitely one to check out.