Stay With Me by Maureen McCarthy

Stay With MeStay With Me follows Tess, a seventeen year old, who has just left school and heads to Byron Bay with friends. Just before she is due to head home she meets Jay, a man much older than her. She is also offered a job and somewhere to live. She doesn’t want to go home so she accepts all of them.

Despite being warned against becoming involved with Jay she does, and before long she is pregnant and living on his farm. His controlling, abusive behavior escalates and she escapes with her three year old daughter, Nellie.

The journey with her saviour, Harry, is interspersed with reflections on their relationship, her childhood her family and the ever present threat of Jay finding them.

A chilling thriller suitable for adults and mature young adults.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

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