Another extract from a Crime Cymru author. This one is from HIDE by S J Morgan. Swansea and the Australian Outback – can there be a bigger contrast?
In this series, we invite our Crime Cymru authors to showcase an excerpt from one of their books. This week, S J Morgan paints a vivid and atmospheric picture of an Australian outback that is as parched as it is menacing for her gripping psychological thriller, Hide.
Swansea – Revisiting an Old Friend
When I began writing my psychological thriller, Hide, I had the Australian outback clearly in my mind. This was to be a dry, dusty slow-burn thriller full of vast open spaces and searing heat. And for the first chapter, it was. The book opens at the Northern Territory-Queensland border in Australia. Alec Johnson is hitching a ride to the red centre but he’s found himself a chauffeur who seems to have more menacing things on his mind than getting Alec to his destination.
Beyond that though, I wanted Alec to have a very different backstory…
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