Deep in the Australian bush, Shannon Scott is holed up in a cabin with his brother, Rohan, waiting out the catastrophic effects of worldwide disease and a breakdown of global economies. After months of isolation, Shannon imagines there's nothing he doesn't know about his older brother, or himself - until a mysterious woman slips under their late-night watch and past their loaded guns.
Denny Cassidy is beautiful and a survivor. Her inclusion into cabin life brings about the need for a new set of rules. Soon the brothers begin to look to her as a source of comfort, hope and intimacy . . . Or is her warmth just a trap? Could she actually be a cold tactician, a woman with a deadly agenda?
'Two brothers, one woman and a virus makeRed Queen, an Australian apocalyptic novel, a compelling read.'Sunday Tasmanian
'Riveting, atmospheric and tautly written,Red Queenis a remarkable debut.'Michael Robotham
Red Queenis a cracker of a thriller.'Vogue
'These characters are superbly drawn and Brown's manipulation of her stylish, erotic, unusual cinematic story firmly places this novel into the welcome league of the must-reads.'Courier Mail
'A prevailing mood of menace and threat in a frightening world make this first book a promising debut for HM Brown.'Sunday Telegraph
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - austcrimefiction - LibraryThing
Apocalyptic scenarios are not my favourite thing. To be frank, a pandemic world-wide threat from a mutant viruses wasn't making me feel a desperate urge to read RED QUEEN. I've been shuffling other ... Read full review
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Red Queen is the debut novel for this author - a woman living in country Victoria. Her novel begins with two brothers living in isolation in a self contained cabin in the Australian bush. Their ... Read full review