The Hitchhiker

(Trade paper)
Dispatches on 31/07/2024


From the award-winning author of The Hunted comes a fast-paced, nailbiting outback thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Pushing fifty and reeling from an ugly divorce, Paul has decided it's time for an adventure. With the Bee Gees on the car stereo and the open road ahead, he sets out into the middle of nowhere, ready for whatever comes. But things take a sinister turn when he impulsively decides to pick up a hitchhiker. Clutching a ragged backpack and with his eyes locked on the rear-view mirror, this twitchy young man is clearly running from something. But what? And when the truth is revealed, how far will he - and Paul - go to survive?

A twisted cat-and-mouse game set in the desolate expanse of the Australian outback, The Hitchhiker is a tense, sun-beaten and savage edge-of-your-seat thriller.

'I haven't found a cat-and-mouse game this captivating since Misery' Jack Heath, author of Kill Your Brother

'A terrifying tale of violence, fear and loneliness, as achingly tender as it is nail-bitingly tense' Anna Downes, author of The Safe Place

'Two things I will never do again after devouring The Hitchhiker: miss a book by Gabriel Bergmoser, ever get in a car with him ...' Benjamin Stevenson, author of Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone