Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks.
“Is it possible to outrun the blood you have inherited, to become somebody else?” This quote from the book is the theme to this exciting, thought provoking and stunning novel for high school students and young adults.
Ben is 13 years old with a love of film making and he wants to be a cop when he grows up. His father even calls him Cop. Olive his sister is 7 years old and is built of stern stuff too. Their mother is dominated by their criminally minded father and one day a stroke of luck comes their way.
A bank error to the tune of $7.2 million dollars has the whole family on the run on outback Australia. Ben and Olivia know nothing of what is happening until an incident with a police patrol car has them fleeing like the devil himself was after them.
They hole up in a hut, tensions are high and Ben soon works out what has occurred. High drama begins and ends with a stunning father / son confrontation.
A million dollars can buy a lot of happy but is it worth it? Everybody has a choice and Ben learns to exercise his.
A compulsive read that will keep the reader on edge. One of the best novels I have read this year.