It’s tough being a Detective Senior Sergeant in the Sex Crimes unit. When DSS Stevie Hooper steps into the empty Pavel house and someone else’s jurisdiction, she upsets more than the ego of a struggling suburban cop. She has breached the defences of a ruthless group that has at its rotten heart a disregard for human life.
DSS Stevie Hooper is fighting to balance the seamier side of being a cop with her role as a mother. And her latest case is not going to make it any easier. It starts with a deserted house, an abandoned baby and an elderly neighbour who has the answers, but cannot speak. Then the body of a woman turns up in the river – limbs bound, and a shotgun wound to the head. Soon DSS Hooper is on the trail of a human trafficking ring, a ruthless group with international connections that has at its rotten heart a disregard for all human life.
‘… Take Out could be recommended to please any fan of Patricia Cornwall and Kathryn Fox’s work and is perfect for anyone that needs a lazy day of reading, especially with holidays coming up.‘— Bookseller+Publisher
‘Hopefully Young will find a ready audience. She deserves it.’ — Good Reading
‘Felicity Young is an intriguing new addition to the upper echelons of Australian thriller writing.’ — Sun Herald
was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1960 and went to boarding school in the United Kingdom while her parents were posted around the world with the British Army. She took up writing after moving to rural Western Australia in 1990. Having a brother-in-law who is a retired police superintendent, it was almost inevitable she would turn to crime writing. Her first novel, A Certain Malice, was published in Britain by Creme de la Crime in 2005.