Win one of 20 copies of Snake Island by Ben Hobson, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

Snake Island takes you to the limits of human emotion. A vivid, consuming dive into family loyalty, violence, and the hearts broken when the two collide.’ Candice Fox, bestselling author of Crimson Lake

Vernon and Penelope Moore never want to see their son Caleb again. Not after he hit his wife and ended up in gaol. A lifetime of careful parental love wiped out in a moment.

But when retired teacher Vernon hears that Caleb is being regularly visited and savagely bashed by a local criminal as the police stand by, he knows he has to act. What has his life been as a father if he turns his back on his son in his hour of desperate need? He realises with shame that he has failed Caleb. But no longer.

The father of the man bashing Caleb is head of a violent crime family. The town lives in fear of him but Vernon is determined to fix things in a civilised way, father to father. If he shows respect, he reasons, it will be reciprocated. But how wrong he is.

And what hell has he brought down on his family?

Reading like a morality tale Western but in a starkly beautiful Australian setting, Snake Island is a propulsive literary thriller written with great clarity and power. It will take you to the edge and keep you there long after the final page is turned.

‘A rollicking tale of crime, corruption, and vengeance.’ Mark Brandi, bestselling author of Wimmera 

‘Remarkable. Ben Hobson’s characters are deeply flawed, deeply human and beautifully realised. Part Western, part Greek tragedy, part morality tale – yet wholly original.’ Chris Hammer, bestselling author of Scrublands

To find out more about this great read, go to www.allenandunwin.com

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Winners for this competition

  1. E. McKeown - VIC
  2. A. Smyth - WA
  3. S. Hay - QLD
  4. E. Lewis - QLD
  5. B. Yudkin - VIC
  6. C. Brauer - NSW
  7. M. Field - WA
  8. C. HUMBLES - NSW
  9. A. Johnson - NSW
  10. F. Pettett - VIC
  11. A. Tennent - VIC
  12. J. Leeding - VIC
  13. M. Goldsworthy - TAS
  14. C. McLovin - QLD
  15. J. Austin - NSW
  16. T. Burrows - QLD
  17. L. McCarroll - QLD
  18. N. Wilke - NSW
  19. J. Robertson - NSW
  20. J. Barrett - NSW

  • John Flanagan. Reading his books to my kids are the highlight of my day.



  • I don’t have one, I usually pick a book and just read it



  • My favorite Australian author is Craig Silvey his novel Jasper Jones was an incredible novel to read. I look forward to reading Snake Island by Ben Hobson.



  • Rachael Johns, I like her writing style, I have only read her newer stuff though but plan on reading her original rural fiction when i can, she provides a nice story with a few twists



  • Nikki Gemmell. I love her writing style and her raw candour. Anything she writes, I’ll gleefully purchase the moment it hits the shelves.



  • Ben Hobson is a heart felt thought provoking author that just captivates me



  • I am into new authors at the moment and I have come across an author Leesa Bow. Her variety of books are intriguing romance and yet have great story lines.



  • I’m a huge fan of Karly Lane’s wonderful words! She’s an australian rural romance writer that has me hooked from the first word!



  • Best selling author of Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty. She’s an Aussie author to watch out for!



  • Fiona McCallum, I worked with this fantastic woman in the small country town we grew up in. I love reading her books and wondering if she is referring to any of the town folk in them! There are so many memories of our town in her novels!



  • Colleen McCullough would have to be my all time favourite author as I’ve reread The Thorn Birds so many times & still get pleasure out of it.



  • Peter Watt: The Queen’s Colonial…put simply it was hard to put this book down, it was that good it drew me in from start to finish.



  • Judy Nunn because her books are written in Australia & about Australian characters with backdrops of Australian towns or areas that have been involved in Australian historical events.



  • No one can beat Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One and Jessica are my all time favourite books!



  • Tim Winton


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