Joel Billings is in trouble … again.
After being threatened by his jailbird father, Joel is packed off to a sleepy beachside town for a holiday with his biker foster dad, Dev. Only when a monster ute runs them off the road does Joel begin to suspect that all is not as it seems.
Who is driving the killer ute? And why are they after Joel?
As danger mounts, Joel and Dev are forced further into hiding. But a killer ute isn't all Joel has to fear. Will Dev still want to be his dad even though he's a magnet for trouble?
Killer Ute is an exhilarating action-adventure and the third and final in a trilogy for middle-reader boys, which began with The Keeper and Sailmaker.
According to Rosanne, boys are keen to read the books in The Keeper trilogy because they like the themes; the shorter chapters and sentences; the style of writing, especially Joel's gift for exaggeration; and the constant action.
She comments, -When I wrote about Joel in The Keeper, a sixth grade boy in a school I visited said, 'How did you know so much about me?" It turns out that he was one of five boys in that class with ADD and his teacher said it was the first novel she has been able to get him to finish.'
With a brand new series look and enough action to satisfy primary school boys, this trilogy ticks all the boxes.
Rosanne Hawke is an award-winning South Australian author. She lived in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates as an aid worker for ten years.
Her books include The Messenger Bird; Soraya, the Storyteller; Mustara; and Taj and the Great Camel Trek, which won the 2012 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature and was shortlisted for the 2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.
She is a Carclew, Asialink, Varuna and May Gibbs Fellow, and a Bard of Cornwall. She teaches Creative Writing at Tabor Adelaide, and writes in an old Cornish farmhouse with underground rooms near Kapunda.
Author: Rosanne Hawke