An Ordinary Epidemic in Australia, Before This Is Over in the US and UK.
Hannah is stuck in the middle of a deadly outbreak. As Sydney goes into lockdown, she attempts to quarantine her home and protect her family from the alarming infection around them. How far will a desperate mother go to keep her loved ones safe? Fear and compassion collide as Hannah, Sean and their two boys struggle to survive while the epidemic spreads. But what happens when their water supply is cut—and then the power...?
"... utterly fascinating, a little gruesome and impossible to put down ... the story is both familiar and completely strange ... This is a slow-burn thriller that would make an excellent choice for a book club ..."
Jessica Broadbent in Books+Publishing.
"...its tight lines of logic and sharp interrogation of the limits of compassion ... makes for a fascinating read. Hickie has created convincing characters and mines the rifts in ethical positions between averting death and helping others..."