Author and journalist Jess Hill speaking in 2017 (Image: AAP/Paul Miller)

Over the past month, Google searches for domestic abuse hotlines have gone up by 75%.

As Australians have moved further into lockdown, many women and children are trapped inside with an abuser, exacerbating a crisis which was already a national scandal. 

Last night author Jess Hill's book on this topic, See What You Made Me Do, won the Stella Prize, a literary award for a book written by a woman. It's a stunning book which examines every aspect of the topic with a forensic intelligence, offering new insights and workable solutions.