"No Half Measures" by Dunedin author Judy Knox this is the story of a camping holiday in the wilds of South Westland that goes horribly wrong.
Litia has been reading this book and is interviewed by Shoal. You will enjoy this podcast and the fabulous animation Litia has included as part of the images accompanying the podcast.
Mitch is on a tramping trip with his bossy twin sister and their uncle when his uncle is badly injured, his sister twists her ankle, and Mitch realises it is up to him to go for help.
He heads into the wilderness, hoping to meet someone, but he finds himself in the middle of a ring of desperate criminals with no apparent way out.
Mitch is a strong character, and makes a nicely plotted development from laziness and uncertainty to tenaciousness and courage by book's end.